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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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; pp. 22-23. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 11. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 66. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 58 (pipe setting). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 133.

Recorded sources : - Celtic CX 20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "The Five MacDonalds" (c. 1950's). Rounder Records 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956 – 1977" (2000).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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