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Person Charles Sharpe 1731

1750 — 1813
Areas of activity
  • Composer of tunes

According to tunearch.org:

Sharpe was the son of William Kirkpatrick of Ailsland, a younger brother of Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick, 3rd Baronet of Closeburn. On inheriting Hoddom Castle, Dumfriesshire, in the Borders, Charles changed his name to Sharpe, the name of his uncle’s line, from whom he inherited the estate. He set to work on the castle, repairing and improving it, and adding several rooms. Sharpe had a reputation as an excellent violinist, and also composed music and verse. He was a friend and correspondent of Robert Burns.

Sometimes spelled “Sharp” (without the final “e”).