Brig o' Tilt (The)

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X:1 T:Bridge of Tilt M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|FD (F/G/A) d2 AG|FD (F/G/A) (GE)EG|FD F/G/A d2 AB|dfeg fdd:| g|(fd)ad (bd)ad|(fd)af {a}(ge)eg|(fd)ad (bd)ad|geag fddg| (fd)ad (bd)ad|(fd)af {a}(ge)eg|fadf fbeg|ABde fdc||



Bridge of Tilt
BRIG OF TILT, THE. Scottish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Hunter, Lowe, Stewart-Robertson): AABB'. The Bridge of Tilt, or Old Bridge of Tilt, is a village on the River Tilt, near Blair Athole in Perthshire. The main road along Glen Garry crossed the river on a bridge there until 1823, when a new bridge was constructed by engineer John Mitchell (an associate of Thomas Telford) along a new road down the Glen. There is a famous old hotel there dating from 1840, expanded upon a former hunting lodge.


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Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 208 ("as played by Angus Cameron"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2) c. 1880's; No. 154, p. 18. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 10. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 50. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 103.






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