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GLENLIVET . Scottish, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. O'Neill printed the tune as "Green Linnet (1) (The)," sourced to James O'Neill, his collaborator and a fiddler originally from County Down. We do not know from whom James had the tune (although much of his core repertoire was from his father), but it is particularly Scottish in character. The title 'Green Linnet' is probably a miss-hearing of 'Glenlivet'.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 9. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1, c. 1875; No. 9, p. 24.
See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index