Inch of Garth
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INCH OF GARTH. AKA and see "Rising of the Sun (The)," "Rising Sun (2) (The)," "Blackthorn Stick (4) (The)," "Clear the Road," "Irishman's Blackthorn Stick (The)," "Jolly Clam-diggers (1) (The)," "Sean-draighnean (An)." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. An 'inch' means a level field in Gaelic. Malcolm MacDonald, who composed the tune, paired it on the same page with his "Miss Menzies of Culdar (2)" in his collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 145, p. 55. MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1788; p. 4.