From the Cape Breton Violin Album. Composed by Hugh Inkster who I believe was a Fiddler. Does anyone know if he is still alive or not, if not when was he born and when did he die?
I would say he was from Orkney, Inkster is an Orkney name and Inganess is I think in this part of Scotland. Lots of Inksters in the island of Rousay, a beautiful island which can be reached by ferry from Tingwall. (You cld look up Hugh Inkster + fiddler + Orkney for more details).
The tune is called Inganess, and was written by the late Orcadian fiddler Hugh Inkster - he was a real gentleman and a good player too. I remember travelling with him to play in the Albert Hall in London with Strings of Scotland about 30/40 years ago.
The transcription above is obviously taken from Hugh’s tune, but rather loosely. There were originally 4 parts, low/high/low/high and written in 2/4 rather than 4/4. The crotchet would be about 100+ beats to the minutes, whereas the 4/4 version above would need the crotchet about 200 beats to the minute, but the rhythms are not really the way Hugh intended!
Sorry I don’t have the ability to set out the accurate version.