Brig o' Tilt (The)
BRIG OF TILT, THE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Hunter, Stewart-Robertson): AABB'. The Bridge of Tilt, or Old Bridge of Tilt, is a village on the River Tilt, near Blair Athole in Perthshire. The main road along Glen Garry crossed the river on a bridge there until 1823, when a new bridge was constructed by engineer John Mitchell (an associate of Thomas Telford) along a new road down the Glen. There is a famous old hotel there dating from 1840, expanded upon a former hunting lodge.
Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 208 ("as played by Angus Cameron"). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 154, p. 18. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 50. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 103.
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