Walter Freer in Glasgow - mid 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, pages 40-41:

Mackenzie Murdoch, the Scottish Paganini, is associated in modern minds mostly with “Hame o’ Mine,”... A brilliant technician, Mackenzie Murdoch cultivated two distinct styles of fiddle-playing, each very effective. When he was handling a Scots song he played it with complete simplicity, getting a wonderful plaintiveness out of his instrument; but when he was playing a dance he would run all over the fiddle, displaying a dexterity not often encountered even amongst talented players. He won his way to popularity largely by his skill as a violinist but, all-in-all, it was the …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 40-41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412784411069 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow
1846-1930

Listening to

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Hame o' Mine performed by Mackenzie Murdoch

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:06:51 +0100