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X:1 T:Glengrant M:C L:1/16 C:J. Scott Skinner B:Monikie Series No. 2 (c. 1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E2|{G}[A3A3]cea3 eA3e3A|{g}a3Ac3A GB3{cB^A}B3c|{G}[A3A3]cea3 fa3d3f|ecA2 {c}d3B cA3A3E| {G}[A3A3]cea3 eA3e3A|{g}a3Ac3A GB3{cB^A}B3c|{G}[A3A3]ceA3 DFA2 {c}d3f|ecA2 {c}d3B cA3 [E2A2]|| c2|fc3a3g f4 c3^e|fc3c3B AF3 {GF^E}F3^d|eB3 g3f [e4e4] (B3^d)|eB3 {c}B3A GE3 {FE^D}E3e| fc3a3g f4 c3B|A3c .e.f.g2 (3a2e2d2 (3c2B2A2|({C}D3FB2).D2 CE3{G}[A2A2]{g}a2|[ee]cA2 {c}d3B c3A [E2A2]||

GLENGRANT. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) in honor of James Grant of Glengrant, 'The Laird o' Thrums'. At the top of the melody is the couplet: "The Grant's ain stream, the rolling Spey, may it roll on forever." Not to be confused with the similar title "Glen Grant", another tune altogether. It was published by Skinner in a folio c. 1909 called "The Monikie Series No. 2" [1], named after the place he was living at the time.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 126 (arranged by James Hunter). Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 22. Skinner (Monikie Series No. 2), c. 1909.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005). Topic 12TS280, J. Scott Skinner - "The Strathspey King."

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]

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