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ACHORACHAN. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) finds that Achorachan is the name of a farm situated on a steep slope with views to the River Livet and the Glen Livet distillery. In Marshall's time the farm was occupied by a friend, William Grant, a tenant farmer. Incidently, Achorachan was also the site of an illicit whisky still, says Cowie, one of many in the area and an important economic factor in the sustenance of the small farms of the time.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, (Fiddlecase Edition), 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 53.

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