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The Athol Highlanders

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Andy Campbell, updated: 10/23/2015
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Notes: As an attempt to convert the musical notation I use for playing 4 string . Also known as Athol Highlander, The Athol Highlanders, The Athol’s Highlander’s March, The Athole Highlanders, The Atholl Highlanders March, The Atholl Highlanders’ March, The Athyll Highlander, Duke Of Atholl’s March, The Duke Of Atholl’s March, Lord Athlone’s March.


g3zdm Says:
Friday, October 23, 2015 @2:47:57 PM
Not a bad attempt at all, Andy. I learnt this one from the dots (with a midi file to play along with) as it comes up occasionally at our Monday night Irish sessions in Chorlton. I was easily able to play along with your tab - I use different fingerings, e.g. base melody around barred A on 2nd fret for the A part, usually spiking the 5th string to an A (7th fret).

Andy Campbell Says:
Saturday, October 24, 2015 @12:16:13 AM
Chris My aim was to play it without open strings as that way I can easily move it up to G when they call that.

g3zdm Says:
Saturday, October 24, 2015 @5:36:25 PM
Understood - I play it in A out of open G - except for the 5th string spike. I do that for the same reason as you.

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