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GENERAL GATHERING 1745, THE (An Cruinneachadh iomlan luthmhor). Scottish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AAB (Athole, Fraser). "This air is so very characteristic of the event which gave rise to it, that a gentleman in Edinburgh remarked he thought he saw the Highlanders in full trot to Prince Charles's standard, on hearing it played, which should be in a style as quick as possible, and makes an admirable dance" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 90, p. 34. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 320, p. 35. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 136.

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