The Henderson Collection Inventory
Scotch Music Competition Poster, 1884
A On the evening of Saturday, 27th December, 1884, a competition
for players of the violin and piano in the "Scotch" was
held in Aberdeen. The event took place at the Silver Street Hall
where, at that time, James Scott Skinner taught Scottish dance.
Though Skinner appeared on the bill that night it was as an entertainer
and not a competitor. He and a number of other musicians and supporters
of the tradition had raised a sum of money to be given in prizes
for the best performances on the night.
Prizes of "fine violins, bows, cases, money and medals" were awarded
to the winners who each performed three slow airs, three slow strathspeys,
three dancing strathspeys and three reels.