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FORGLEN HOUSE. Scottish, Strathspey. C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A note in Marshall's collection reads: "Although this strathspey was composed by Mr. Marshall, it appears in Mr. C. Duff's Collection under another name." Charles Duff was a dancing master and music publisher in Dundee. Many of Marshall's tunes entered general circulation before he himself published them, and many were published by others, before Marshall's publications and sometimes with other names. Forglen House in on the banks of the River Deveron, near Turriff, Aberdeenshire, home of a branch of the Abercromby of Birkenbog family. The name Forglen or Foreglen distinguishes it from the neighboring parish of Alvah or Back Glen.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 28.

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