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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.

Source for notated version:

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).

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




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