Ptarmigan Posted March 18 Share Posted March 18 (edited) The Miller o' Dervil..Scottish Strathspey composed by James Barnett & first published by J. Scott Skinner in 1900.Played on Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Fiddle & Bodhran.Lockdown Video #537 Thanks to my old pal & Scottish Luthier - David Rattray, for the following information on the composer of this fine tune: "James Barnett was born Kirkwall, Orkney in 1847 and died there in 1898. An instrument maker, fiddler and composer, he also held an official post, the Crown Chamberlain of Orkney. Barnett produced a few decent violins and cellos based on classical patterns with distinctive elongated sound holes and covered in dark brown oil varnish, his works generally date from the 1880’s. Printed label: ‘James Barnett / Kirkwall / 1886’. Barnett’s many compositions include this well known strathspey ‘The Miller O’ Dervil’." Cheers, Dick Edited March 19 by Ptarmigan 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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