Duke of Atholl's Forest (The)

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DUKE OF ATHOLL'S FOREST, THE. Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The Duke of Atholl's Forest" was composed by John Crerar (1750-1840), who likely took lessons at Atholl from the famous Dunkeld, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Niel Gow (1727-1806). Crerar was employed by the John Murray 4th Duke of Atholl as a gamekeeper and composed a number of tunes for family members and events.
Glen Tilt, Scotland, 1844, by Granger



The forest was the property and hunting grounds of the dukes of Atholl, and is largest deer forest in Atholl, covering the entire west side of the River Tilt and the east side of Beinn a' Ghlò, from Gleann Mhairc to Tarf.

Crerar's "Duke of Atholl's Forest Lodge--Glen Tilt" is a similarly titled, but musically different, tune.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 16.






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