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GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS. Scottish, Country Dance, Strathspey, or Schottische (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The title is that of a Scottish County Dance, actually a hybrid form, being part Foursome or Highland Reel and part country dance. The tune played for it should be a strathspey of the 'fling' type. Glasgow is Gaelic for 'green hollow.' Father John Quinn finds a cognate to the strathspey/schottische melody in "Peacock's Feather (2) (The)." He finds the tune in musicians' manuscripts from County Leitrim and Longford from the early 20th century under titles "London Schottische," "Rainbow Schottische," "Malta Schottische," and "Wink the Barber Schottische."

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