Inverness Gathering (The)
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INVERNESS GATHERING, THE. AKA and see "Culloden Day (1)." Scottish, Canadian; Pipe Quickstep and March (4/4 time). Canada; Cape Breton, Newfoundland. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Martin): AABC (Kerr): AABBCC (Martin): AABBCCDD (Balmoral, Perlman, Skye). "Inverness Gathering" is pipe march originally printed in J. & R. Glen's Inverness Collection (c. 1873), however it is closely modeled after "Culloden Day (1)," a march in Agus MacKay's Piper's Assistant (c. 1844).
The name Inverness means 'mouth of the river Ness'. Ness was the name of a legendary Irish queen, mother of Conchubar, who is supposed to have ruled in Ulster at the time of Christ (though the river name may be older). The Inverness Gathering is the name of the annual Highland Games sponsored by the city of Inverness, Scotland, and were established in 1822.
See also the County Donegal variant "March of the Meenatoiteen Bull (The)."