The Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling

Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music

Topic Classes 8/3

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Topic Classes                                                               Click here to download a complete description list from the Document Library

Tuesday 8/3, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

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Today's Special Topic


These classes are your chance to learn about different aspects of the Scottish music tradition that our faculty is particularly passionate about!  Each session will delve into diverse topics and give you insight into some important (and awesome!) tools and ideas you can use to expand your understanding of Scottish fiddling.  Here is today's topic:


Dr John Turner explores "Some Famous Patrons of the Gows and Marshall - and the Tunes Written in Their Honour"

Before his 19th birthday, Niel Gow already enjoyed the patronage of the 2nd Duke of Atholl.  In his long life, he was retained by the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Atholl as well.  William Marshall spent most of his life in the employ of the 4th Duke of Gordon.  Explore with Dr John the relationships between these two famous Scottish fiddler/composers, and play through  some of the tunes they wrote for their patrons.  A tune list will be provided in advance of the class.


Tune Time


Today's session:  Joanna Johnson – also a National Scottish Fiddle Champion – brings a fresh new perspective to the world of traditional Scottish fiddling.  As an instructor, she has been sharing her joy in music-making since 2008 and this evening Joanna will inspire you to greater heights as you play along with her selection of tunes, both old and new – some of them her own compositions, from:

      1. the John Clark Collection (1797), the eighteenth century music source designated for study at Jink 2021
      2. the Jink Book o’ Tunes 2021, a contemporary collection of tunes composed by Jinkers and instructors
      3. Jink’s collection of Rally Music, filled with favourite traditional tunes.
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