Baillie, Peter 'Pate' 25.feb.1774-17.feb.1843 Scotland Midlothian, Libberton - Loanhead
fiddler, originally a quarryman in Edinburgh and Burdiehouse, as violinist active in Loanhead and Bonnyrigg both near Edinburgh, he played at dance festivals, weddings and at Dalkeith Palace and Stobo Castle, gifted with a natural genius for music he could extemporise variations on favourite tunes 'ad infinitum' ; his son James (1804-1861 Coldstream) was a likewise celebrated fiddler

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[] A Selection of original tunes for the pianoforte and violin. Edinburgh 1825
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