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The Glen Collection

The Glen Collection Of Scottish Dance Music, reprinted by Highland Music Trust in 2001, is a welcome source book for all with an interest in Scottish music.

Front cover of the Glen Collection The Glen Collection

John Glen was a music publisher in Edinburgh, who amassed a unique portfolio of the great 18th and 19th century collections. In 1891 he published his first volume of tunes from these earlier works, including the compositions of some of the greatest composers, and followed this with a second volume in 1895.

The books contain 292 selected tunes from Marshall, the Gow family, Mackintosh and others (all meticulously attributed), most of which are not available elsewhere. Importantly, however, they also include Glen's biographies of the composers and publishers and notes on the earlier collections and sources of the tunes. Scholars have long recognised the quality of Glen's research, and his text is regarded as authoritative.

The reprint combines both volumes and reproduces the text in its entirety. The tunes are printed in the treble lines only, and grouped into keys, with a composite index. There is a foreword by Charles Gore, author of the Scottish Fiddle Index.

There are 138 pages, and the book is available in soft cover and also in a limited edition hard cover version (200 copies only).

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Glen Collection Biographies
  • Anderson's Rant
  • Athole House
  • Bargenny's Bowling Green
  • Barns of Clyde, The
  • Belladrum
  • Birthday 1790, The
  • Bishop, The
  • Bonnie Annie
  • Bonny Links of Aberdeen, The
  • Braes of Glendochert
  • Brechin Lasses
  • Bridge of Ballater, The
  • Bridge of Dee, The
  • Buckingham House
  • Caledonian Hunt, The
  • Cantie Crecket
  • Capt. Campbell of Carphen
  • Capt. Fife
  • Capt. Francis Wemyss
  • Capt. Hugh Munro
  • Capt. Lockhart of the Tartar
  • Capt. McDuff
  • Col. H F Campbell
  • Collier's Daughter, The
  • Collonel Crafurd's Reel
  • Coming Throw The Broom My Jo
  • Coriemonie's Rant
  • Countess of Airly
  • Countess of Breadalbane, The
  • Countess of Percy, The
  • Countess of Rothes
  • Countess of Sutherland, The
  • Crieff Meeting, The
  • Crowhillock
  • Cut Him Down Shusie
  • Dod House
  • Drown Drouth
  • Drumsheugh
  • Duchess of Athole's Slipper, The
  • Dunkeld Hermitage
  • Dunnichen House
  • Dunse Castle
  • Earl of Bradalban's Birthday
  • Fair Field House
  • Fordell House
  • Fortingall Fairs
  • Fox, The
  • Glassa House
  • Glenfiddich
  • Gollochy's Farewell
  • Gooden Well
  • Greenend Park
  • Highland Plaid, The
  • Highland Skip, The
  • Highland Watch's Farewell to Ireland
  • Hilton Lodge
  • Hon. Capt. Maitland
  • Hon. Chas. Bruce, The
  • Hon. Miss Rollo, The
  • Honble. Miss Jessie A Ruthven
  • Honble. Miss Sempill
  • Honble. Mr. Fraser (of Lovat)
  • Honble. Mrs Campbell (of Lochnell)
  • Honble. Mrs F Gray
  • I Wish You Would Marry Me Now
  • Inverey's Rant
  • It Winna Do
  • Jenny's Babee
  • Jockey Club, The
  • John Roy Stewart
  • Kelo House
  • Kirkmichael Ploughs
  • Knit The Pocky
  • Lady Ann Maitland
  • Lady Baird's New Reel
  • Lady Betty Wemyss
  • Lady Burnside's Birthday
  • Lady Charlott Murray
  • Lady Charlotte Bruce
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell
  • Lady Dalrymple (North Berwick)
  • Lady Erskine
  • Lady Frances Somerset
  • Lady George Beauclark
  • Lady Georgina Gordon
  • Lady Glasgow
  • Lady Grace Stewart
  • Lady Hamilton
  • Lady Hampden
  • Lady Helen Douglas
  • Lady Louisa Gordon
  • Lady Madelina Sinclair
  • Lady Mary Hay
  • Lady Mary Lindsay
  • Lady Mary Montague
  • Lady Susan Gordon
  • Lady Wallace
  • Lieut. Abercromby
  • Lieut. Col. Lumsden
  • Loch Earn
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch of Forfar, The
  • Lord Down
  • Lord Eglintoune
  • Lord Elcho
  • Lord Elphistone
  • Lord John Campbell
  • Maclachlan's Reel
  • Major James Monro
  • Major Molle
  • Manderston House
  • Marquis of Huntly's Reel, The
  • Master F Sitwell
  • Miss Ann Monro
  • Miss Ann Stewart
  • Miss Anny Stewart, Bohally
  • Miss Barbara Cunningham
  • Miss Bartlet
  • Miss Bisset, Logierait
  • Miss Buchanan of Cambusmore
  • Miss C Elphinstone
  • Miss Campbell (of Saddell)
  • Miss Campbell of Monzie
  • Miss Campbell of Monzie
  • Miss Campbell of Saddell
  • Miss Campbell, Lochend
  • Miss Campbell, Monzie
  • Miss Cathrine Chalmers
  • Miss Charlotte Dundas
  • Miss Chirsty Stewart
  • Miss Christie of Durrie
  • Miss Clementina Sarah Drummond of Perth
  • Miss Clementina Stewart
  • Miss Clementina Stewart
  • Miss Dallas
  • Miss Dalrymple
  • Miss Drummond of Keltie
  • Miss Drummond of Logiealmond
  • Miss Dundas's Reel
  • Miss E Elder
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  • Miss Edmondston
  • Miss Edmondstone of Newton
  • Miss Elder
  • Miss Eliza Forsyth
  • Miss Erskine of Torry
  • Miss Farquharson of Baldovie
  • Miss Fordyce, Ayton
  • Miss Gordon of Gight
  • Miss Gordon of Glastirum
  • Miss Gordon of Lesmore
  • Miss Grace Stewart
  • Miss Grant
  • Miss Grant
  • Miss Grant of Grant
  • Miss Grant of Kinaird
  • Miss Grant of Knockando
  • Miss H Hunter of Blackness
  • Miss Haldane of Gleneagles
  • Miss Hanbury's Fancy
  • Miss Henderson of Fordel
  • Miss Henrietta Abernethie
  • Miss Hutton
  • Miss Innes of Edingight
  • Miss Jane Wedderburn
  • Miss Jean Aberdein
  • Miss Jean Stewart
  • Miss Jean Stewart of Bohally
  • Miss Jeanny Williamson
  • Miss Jeany Abernethie
  • Miss Jessy Cuming
  • Miss Johnson, Pitworth
  • Miss Johnston
  • Miss Johnston of Hilton
  • Miss Katty Gordon of Earlston's Reel
  • Miss Katty Maxwell's Reel
  • Miss Katty Trotter
  • Miss Kinloch of Gilmerton
  • Miss Lamont of Lamont
  • Miss Lucy Campbell
  • Miss Margaret Campbell (of Saddell's)
  • Miss Margaret Gordon of Lessmore
  • Miss Mariane Oliphant (Rossie)
  • Miss Mary MacDonald of Clanranald
  • Miss McLauchlan
  • Miss McLean of Inverscadle
  • Miss McLeod of Colbeck
  • Miss Menzies of Culder
  • Miss Miller of Dalswinton
  • Miss Moncrieff of Pitlower
  • Miss Montgomie of Skelmorlie
  • Miss Murray of Abercarney
  • Miss Napier of Merchiston Hall
  • Miss Oswald of Dunakeer
  • Miss Robertson
  • Miss Robertson
  • Miss Sarah Drummond of Perth
  • Miss Scot
  • Miss Scott of Belvue
  • Miss Sophia Campbell
  • Miss Stewart
  • Miss Stewart
  • Miss Stewart of Allanbank
  • Miss Stewart of Garth
  • Miss Stewart's Reel
  • Miss Susan Elliot
  • Miss Susanna Baird
  • Miss Tinker
  • Miss Urquhart of Meldrum
  • Miss Watson
  • Miss Wemyss of Dundee
  • Miss Williamson
  • Monaltrie's
  • Mordington House
  • Mr A McWhinnie
  • Mr Bailie of Mellerston
  • Mr Charles Graham
  • Mr David Stewart
  • Mr Douglas of Brigton
  • Mr George Gordon
  • Mr Grant of Glenquich
  • Mr Grant of Kinaird
  • Mr Hanny of Bargaly
  • Mr J Rose
  • Mr James Ramsay
  • Mr John Smith
  • Mr John Stewart
  • Mr Johnson
  • Mr Lindsay
  • Mr MacDonald of Staffa
  • Mr MacDonald of Staffa
  • Mr MacIntyre of Glenoe
  • Mr Moore
  • Mr Stewart of Dalguise
  • Mr Stewart Oliphant of Rossie
  • Mr Stewart Robertson
  • Mrs A Macglashan
  • Mrs Anderson of Balgay
  • Mrs Baird of Newbyth
  • Mrs Crawfurd of Donside
  • Mrs David Patrick's Favourite
  • Mrs Farquharson of Inverey
  • Mrs Ferguson of Raith
  • Mrs Fleming of Moness
  • Mrs Garden of Troup
  • Mrs Garden of Troup
  • Mrs General Maxwell of Parkhill
  • Mrs Gordon Uvie
  • Mrs Gray of Quebec
  • Mrs Gregory
  • Mrs J Rose
  • Mrs James Campbell
  • Mrs James Duff
  • Mrs James Erskine of Kirkwall
  • Mrs Laird of Strathmartin
  • Mrs Leith of Glenkendys
  • Mrs Linley
  • Mrs McGhie's Reel
  • Mrs McLeod of Colbeck
  • Mrs Melvill, Dysart
  • Mrs Moray of Abercarney
  • Mrs Muir MacKenzie
  • Mrs Murray of Abercarny
  • Mrs Oswald (of Auchincruives) New
  • Mrs Ronald
  • Mrs Walter Biggar
  • Mrs Wills
  • Mrs Wright of Lawton
  • New Bridge Dumfries, The
  • Parks of Kilburnie, The
  • Pease Bridge
  • Perth-shire Hunt
  • Perthshire Volunteers
  • Rise Lazy Lubber
  • Road to Berwick, The
  • Rothemurches Rant
  • Sailor's Wife, The
  • Scots Bonnet
  • Sir Alexander Don
  • Sir James Grant
  • Sir Jas. G Baird Bart.
  • Skene of Skene
  • Spring Field
  • Stuart's Rant, The
  • Tibby Fouller O' The Glen
  • Tweeddale Club, The
  • Wedderburn House
  • Wemyss Castle
  • Whistle O'er the Leave O't
  • Woo'd An' Married An' A'
  • You're Welcome To Your Feet Again
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