Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 7 December 2015

Define "Tradition"? How long have you got!

It's a huge question.  However, old favourites often tell us a lot about how things were played in the past.

The Whittaker Library is glad they've got this old book by William C Honeyman in the stacks:-
The strathspey, reel and hornpipe tutor: being a concise analysis of the peculiar method of bowing these compositions, with numerous examples, and a selection of 100 favourite strathspeys and reels, and 53 favourite hornpipes, with the bowing and fingering marked throughout exactly as these should be played.  Ask for it at the desk - click here for the shelfmark
Now, we've mentioned this book before - you might like to find out more about it.  Just click here.   And we hope to get a modern reprint soon, so that there will be a copy students can actually borrow.

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