Music book containing Scottish dance tunes (very largely reels and strathspeys) for violin. Edit




  • Late 18th century-early 19th century. (Creation)


  • 49 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The music book is gold-stamped 'violin' on the front cover.

    Many of the tunes appear to be of late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century provenance. The volume appears to have been compiled in the mid nineteenth century (cf., for example, folios 41, 47).

    The leaves of the volume exhibit much handling, but the identity of the compiler is unknown. The volume is thought to have had a possible Perthshire provenance.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    A microfilm copy of the volume is kept in the library of the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    i + 48 folios.

  • Custodial History

    The music book was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Murdoch Henderson Fund.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1990.