Dancing master from Forfar. (1834-1920). Active until 1918 when he retired. His area of operation covered a radius of about 15 to 20 miles from Forfar. In addition to his classes he had a very extensive private practice including the Queen Mother at Glamis Castle as one of his private pupils.

He is known to have taught:

Jenny Chapman.
Griselda MacFarlane

His repertoire included the following solo dances:

Blue Bonnets – notation provided by Griselda MacFarlane
Calum Brougach -notation provided by Griselda MacFarlane
Gille Calum – partial notation provided by Griselda MacFarlane
Highland Fling
Highland Laddie – notation provided by Griselda MacFarlane and Jenny Chapman.
Sailors’ Hornpipe (two versions as Jacky Tar)
Seann Triubhas – notation provided by Griselda MacFarlane

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Griselda MacFarlane on 4-5/4/1959 and 24/9/1959, and Jenny Chapman on 6/4/1959.