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DALNAGLARE'S RANT. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The melody was first published in Edinburgh musician-composer Daniel McLaren's Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc. (Edinburgh, 1794). The reel was reprinted by James Aird in 1796 on a page with two other tunes from the McLaren collection, "Bodachan a Garidh" and "Mr. Will’s Favourite."
Dalnaglar Castle is set on an elevated site in one of Scotland picturesque glens, Glen Shee, in Perthshire. Originally an early 19th century hunting lodge, the castle was commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria's banker, and designed by Her Majesty's architect from Balmoral. Today it is primarily a retreat for its present owners but is open for groups of paying guests.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 191, p. 71. McLaren (Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc.), 1794.