Forest of Garth (The)

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FOREST OF GARTH, THE. AKA and see "Forest of Gaick (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Welling): AABB' (Kerr). The tune is sometimes attributed to Niel Gow, but is in fact the composition of Gow's younger contemporary, William Marshall. The title is erroneous as well, for Marshall's tune is named "The Forest of Gaick".

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 167, p. 20. Welling (Welling's Hartford Tunebook), 1976; p. 21 (includes one variation).

Recorded sources: Philo 2001, "Jean Carignan" (1973). Point Records P-229, Bill Lamey - "Canadian Jigs and Reels."

See also listing at: Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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