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FORTINGALL FAIRS. Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in Malcolm McDonald's 1788 collection, a volume dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. Fortingall is a parish in Perthshire and the fair was held annually in December. The day prior was a fair for selling cattle and sheep. The 3,000 year old Fortingall Yew is Europe's oldest tree.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 47. MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), c. 1788; p. 22.

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