Duntulm Quickstep

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DUNTULM QUICKSTEP. AKA and see "Persevering Lover (The)." Scottish, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Duntulm, or, in Scottish Gaelic Dùn Thuilm, is in a remote area on the northwest coast of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is the site of a Pictish fortress, later occupied by the Vikings. The MacDonald clan invested the area in the 16th century and made improvements to the fort, until they too abandoned it in favor of their new castle at Armadale. The tune is the same as "'Se chiur ise co fad' ga d'iarridh" (Persevering Lover (The)) in Glasgow piper, pipe teacher and pipe-maker William Gunn's 1848 collection of bagpipe music, albeit Gunn set the tune in 6/8 time.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Morison (Highland Airs and Quicksteps, vol. 2), c. 1882; No. 32, p. 18.

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