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X:1 T:Glen Grant M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Kerr - Merry Melodies vol. 1 (c. 1875, No. 3, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A A,<A, A>E F>E C<E|E<A B>c d/c/B/A/ G/F/E/D/|C<E A>E F>E C<E|B,<B, A,>E (A2A):|| f|e>Ac>A d/c/B/A/ A<f|e>Ac>A (e/f/g) a>f|e>Ac>A (3ABA F<A|E<C E>F A2 (A>f)| e>Ac>A d/c/B/A/ A<f|e>Ac>A (e/f/g) a>e|f<a c<e A<c F<A|E<C E>F A2A2||

GLEN GRANT. Scottish, Canadian; Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by C. Grant in honor of the disctict. The original site of the distillery that gave birth to the famous Glen Grant label was at Dandaleith, although nowadays the whiskey is distilled in Rothes. Paul Cranford says the first Cape Breton fiddler to record the tune was Bill Lamey. Not to be confused with Skinner's "Glengrant."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 125. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1); Set 10, No. 3, p. 8.

Recorded sources : - A & M Records 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - "Close to the Floor" (1992). Parlophone R.4089 CE 15408 (78 RPM), Sydney Chalmers. Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear Sydney Chalmer's recording at the Internet Archive [2] (2nd tune in medley, preceded by "Bonny Ann (1)" and followed by "Left-Handed Fiddler (The)").

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