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CALUM CRUBACH (Lame Malcolm). AKA and see "Devil in the Kitchen (1)," "Devil Shake the Half-Breed (2)," "Gille Crùbach," "Gurren's Castle," "Miss Drummond of Perth (1)," "Miss Sarah Drummond of Perth (1)," "Mountain Reel (4)," "Our Highland Cousins," "Prince of Wales Jig (The)," "Titanic Highland (The)," "Yorkshire Bite (1) (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune is traditionally played on Cape Breton in a set with "Black Mill (The)." Gaelic words set to the tune begin:

Calum crubach as a' ghleann
till a null na caoraich thugam
Calum crubach as a' ghleann
till a null na caoraich

They pleadingly decry the introduction of the Lowland shepherd and Cheviot sheep to the Highlands of Scotland, an event that led to the infamous clearances.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Topic 12TS354, Mary MacDonald - "Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle" (c. 1976).

See also the listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings [1]

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