X:1 T:Forfar Hunt, The C:A. Alan M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 4 (1844–1845, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bmin c|BFBc d2 df|(cA)ec aecA|BFBc d2 de|(cA)ec dBB:| c|BbBc defd|cAeA aAec|BbBc defd|cAec dBBc| BbBc defd|cAeA aAec|BFBc dcde|fdec dBB||
FORFAR HUNT, THE. AKA and see "Dunrobin Castle (4)," "Jimmy's Return," "Séamus Meehan's." Scottish, Reel (whole time). B Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Lerwick, Shears): AABB' (Athole). Composition credited to A. Allan by MacDonald in the Skye Collection. The 'hunt' of the title refers to a genteel hunting and social club. Forfar, in Angus, is the supposed site of the last great battle between the Picts and the Scots in 845, before Kenneth MacAlpin united the kingdoms.