X:1 T:East Kilbride M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 85 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e>d|c<A E>A F>AE>C|(3EFG (3ABc B2 e>d|c<A E>A F>AE>A| (3FGA (3GAB A2:||:c>d|e<c d>e f<d B>f|(3ge^d (3efg a2 (f>g)| |1 a>f g>e f>d e>c|(3dcB (3cBA B2:|2 a>gf>e f>ed>c|(3Bfe (3dcB A2||
EAST KILBRIDE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composition credited to A.M. Volti by Kerr, presumably a relative or perhaps another pseudonyn for Carl Volti (Glasgow-born Archibald Milligan, 1848-1919) who contributed a number of melodies to the Kerr collections. A. Maurice Volti is listed as a violin teacher working with Carl Volti at the same Glasgow business address, while Carl is listed as a "Composer of Music". Their names, however, are pseudonyms for their real last name was Milligan and they were Scottish by birth and both father and son were given the names Archibald. The 'Volti' name was adopted as a professional affectation (see Carl Volti for more). See also the companion tune "West Kilbride."
The large town of East Kilbride is in South Lanarkshire, directly south of the City of Glasgow.