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GURREN'S CASTLE. AKA and see "Devil in the Kitchen (1)," "Miss Drummond of Perth (1)," "Our Highland Cousins." Scottish, Strathspey; Irish, Highland or Fling. A Mixolydian/Dorian (Carlin): A Mixolydian (Feldman & O'Doherty). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Carlin): AB (Feldman & O'Doherty). Feldman & O'Doherty note that the tune is played an octave lower the last time around in County Donegal. The tune (as "Gurren Castle") was recorded in the 78 RPM era by Michael Coleman and Hugh Gillespie.

Source for notated version: fiddler John Doherty (1985-1980, County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 110, p. 72. Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 82 (listed as second "Untitled Highland").

Recorded sources: Lochshore CDLOC 1096, Ian Powrie - "Legend of the Fiddle."

See also listing at:
Hear Hugh Gillespie's 78 RPM recording at Capeirish.com [1] (as the 2nd tune in a medley with "Finnea Lasses").




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