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Friday, December 22, 2006

David Allan's The Highland Wedding



Rather than write, I'm posting a painting: The Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl (1780) by David Allan (1744-1796). The fiddler represented is the famed Niel Gow (1727-1807), the cellist is his brother Donald. According to the Dunkeld Cathedral website, Donald's sensitive accompaniment inspired Niel to play his best.

1 comment:

PinkFluffySlippers said...

What a fun scene. Look at the groom's dance moves!

Merry Christmas, Terry.