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LONACH HALL. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker (b. 1819). In 1823 Sir Charles Forces became the baron of Newe and Edinglassie. In December of that year, his son came of age, and to mark the occasion Sir John lit a bonfire on on the Lonach Hill, and formed the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society to preserve the Highland dress and the Gaelic tongue. Highland Games, held in August, were added to the oversight of the society, which drew its members from the Strathdon community. Lonach Hall was built in 1845 as a place for the Society to meet, and was enlarged in 1896. The hall has been refurbished and is in use today for meetings, weddings, and other events. A number of artifacts from Forbes's Castle Newe (demolished in 1923) are on display there.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 64, p. 23.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index