Balkan Hills (The)
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BALKAN HILLS, THE. Scottish, March (2/4 time); Canadian, Schottishe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC (Messer): AABBCCDD (Gatherer): AABB'CCDD' (Bain, Martin). A well-known Scottish march, often used for couple dances such as "The Military Schottische."
Printed Sources: Bain (50 Fiddle Solos), 1989; p. 14 (march). Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 44. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 92 (appears as "Balkan Hills Schottische"). Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 2, 1988; p. 15 (march). Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 190, p. 135.
Recorded sources: F&W Records 4, "The Canterbury Country Orchestra Meets the F&W String Band." Folkways FW 8827, Arbuckle, Mikkelson & Clifton - "Old Time Couple Dances" (1961).
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Hear the tune played by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald at Juneberry 78's  (followed by "Lasses of Campbell Street")