Taymouth Hermitage

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X:1 T:Taymouth Hermitge M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:MacDonald – Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F/G/ | AFD AFD | GE=C C2 F/G/ | AFD AFD | AFD AFA | BGB AFD |GEC =CFG | AFA dAG | F3D2 :| |: g | fdd def | ge=c (c2g) |fdd def | g3e2g | fdd def | gec c2g | f[ca]f geg | f3d2 :|

TAYMOUTH HERMITAGE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Perthshire fiddler-composer Malcolm MacDonald. Taymouth Hermitage is located near the Falls of Acharn, near Taymouth Castle and Loch Tay. Tradition says that the odd octagonal building and viewing platform above the waterfall at Acharn was built by a hermit, hence its popular name of The Hermitage. However, it was built as a "folly" by John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane in the 1760s. A short dark passage leads to this balcony giving a fine view of the falls.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), 1788; p. 3.

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