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Atholl Highlanders (The)

“The Atholl Highlanders” is a tune of scottish origin. Mostly played as a jig, even though it was originally a march I believe. It is very much associated with the fiddle music of Donegal and was recorded by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy on their legendary album “Ceol Aduaidh”. I cannot remember where I learned it from.

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T:Atholl Highlanders, The
R:jig
M:6/8
K:A
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Ace Ace|Adf Adf|Ace Ace|Bcd c2A|
Ace Ace|Adf Adf|eae fed|cdB A2A:|
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