Willie Ross


b. 1897    d. 1966

Born in Glen Strathfarrar, Inverness-shire he was taught by his parents and an uncle. He joined the Scots Guards in 1896 and served in the South African War and in World War 1. His achievements include the Gold Medal in 1904, eight Clasps, and the Gold Medal at Oban in 1907. He published five books of light music between 1923 and 1950.

For other recordings by Willie Ross see:

For a discussion of Ross’s style and tempo see:

Captain Maclean of Pennycross (march) / Lady Mackenzie of Kilcoy (strathspey) / The Grey Bob (reel)

From the 78 rpm disk Parlophone B3245 30-2006 Br 2633 I triangle.

Inverness Gathering / Piper’s Bonnet / John Mackechnie

De’il amang the tailors / Mrs Mcleod (reels)

From 78 rpm record Parlophone F.3120 1657. “For dancing the eightsome reel”

Marchioness of Tullibardine (march) / Highland Harry (Strathspey) / Loch Carron (reel)

From 78 rpm record HMV B3245 30-2005 BR 2632 II triangle.

Whistle o’er the lave, o’t

From 78 rpm record Parlophone F.3120 1659