On first hearing: the John Junner Collection of Scottish and Irish music recordings

Stuart Eydmann

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John Junner was born in the northwest of Scotland in 1919 and died in Aberdeenshire in 2009. His service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War was followed by college in Aberdeen, after which he worked all his adult life as a school teacher in rural Scotland; he played fiddle, piano and tin whistle. His father’s family can be traced back to the Black Isle, to the north of Inverness, where his great-great grandfather, William Junner, was a merchant at Cromarty. His great-grandfather, Colin Junner, a house painter, married Isabella Kirkness there in 1838. John’s grandfather, John William Paterson Junner, a journeyman tailor, married Mary Williamson at Fauldhouse, West Lothian, a rural mining village between Glasgow and Edinburgh in Central Scotland
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 20121 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5


ConferenceNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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