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GLEN TILT LODGE. AKA and see "Ca' the Wethers to the Hill," "Glentilt." Scottish, Canadian; Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Dunlay): AABB' (Kerr). A double-tonic tune. The melody appears as "Duke of Athol's Forest Lodge--Glen Tilt" in Alexander McGlashan's A Collection of Reels (1786). A tune by this title was composed (according to David Baptie in Musical Scotland, 1894) by John MacAlpine (c. 1800-c. 1880), of Killin, Perthshire, although he post-dates McGlashan.

Glen Tilt is in Perthshire, Scotland, visited in 1564 by Queen Mary who attended a deer drive there while at Blair Castle at Atholl.

Source for notated version: John Campbell (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 28. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 4; No. 26, p. 5.

Recorded sources: DMP 6-27-1, Doug MacPhee (appears as "Traditional Strathspey" in Program II).

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

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