Adam Craig was a music master in Edinburgh. He was an orchestral violinist and teacher of music. The collection presented here has been dated variously from 1725 to 1730. According to one source it was republished in 1759. 
Adam Craig died on September 2, 1741 and left a Last Will and Testament that was only probated on March 5, 1766. The testament records that he had a significant collection of books; one wonders if they might have been books of music.
This collection has no historical harp aspect to it, but as it may be useful to modern wire-strung harpers as a source to arrange tunes it has been included here in the WireStrungharp.com Library. Some of Craig's arrangement ideas can be taken onto the harp directly, while some of his melodic representations and variations are also of interest.
Please follow this Catalogue link to return to the author index on the Library page.
 Henry George Farmer, A History of Music in Scotland (London, 1947) p. 293
Submitted by Cynthia Cathcart, 15 December, 2015.
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