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GLENGAIRN. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker (1819-c. 1906?). Glengairn is part of an area in western Aberdeenshire, commencing from the Cairngorm Mountains to the River Dee, some twenty miles, and is near the village of Ballater. The name Glengairn is derived from the Scots Gaelic glean-garbh-amhain, meaning 'the hollow or glen of the rough water'

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Recorded sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 153, p. 52.




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