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The Scottish Music Maker
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Many years ago I discovered a book in the Music Room in Edinburgh's Central Library called "The Scottish Music Maker". Published in 1957, it was compiled by J Murdoch Henderson and consists of 84 tunes composed by James Scott Skinner, arranged in sets and hand-written by Henderson himself (although the originals would have been reproduced for printing). Back then I scanned the whole book and got it bound so I could have my own copy; not an easy job, because the pages are larger than A4.

Earlier this year I was trawling through charity shops and found an original copy of the book for £2.50. I couldn't believe it, and I knew it was a rare find because in all my years of looking through junk shops for music, I've NEVER seen another copy. I tried to stay calm, handed over my money and left the shop before anyone could say it was a mistake.

I mentioned the book to Jack Campin in the pub the other night, and he asked for a copy. Since I now have an original, I've clipped the wire binding on my copied version and scanned it. Those of you wishing a copy can download it from

The Scottish Music Maker

Let me know what you think.
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The Scottish Music Maker - by nigelgatherer - 04-12-2016, 06:06 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by John Kelly - 04-12-2016, 07:17 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Jack Campin - 05-12-2016, 01:38 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by nigelgatherer - 05-12-2016, 08:16 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Alison - 05-12-2016, 09:36 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Alcluith - 05-12-2016, 09:42 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by nigelgatherer - 05-12-2016, 01:29 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Alcluith - 05-12-2016, 05:07 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Jack Campin - 06-12-2016, 11:39 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by John Kelly - 06-12-2016, 01:29 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Jack Campin - 07-12-2016, 01:25 AM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by John Kelly - 10-07-2017, 07:58 PM
RE: The Scottish Music Maker - by Jack Campin - 15-07-2017, 11:25 AM

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