Ballindaloch's Rant

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BALLINDALLOCH'S RANT/REEL. AKA - "Ballendalloch's Reel," "Tigh 'ndun." AKA and see "Cambdelmore," "Gordon Castle (3)." Scottish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The title probably honors Ballindalloch Castle, Banffshire, a 'great-house' and the ancestral home of the MacPherson-Grants since 1546, or the famous Ballindalloch whiskey. Michael Newton, writing in his blog "The Origins of the Strathspey: A Rebuttal" [1] believes the correct Scots Gaelic title of Cumming's " Tigh 'ndun" should be "Taigh 'n Dùin."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cumming (A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels), 1782; No. 18, p. 7.

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