Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle
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CAMPBELL'S FAREWELL TO REDCASTLE. See "Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap," "Steph's Reel." Scottish, March (2/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (Gatherer, Martin): AABBCC (Johnson). The Campbell referred to in the title may by the Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, who led troops in the massacre of Glencoe Pass in 1692. Redcastle is a village on the north side of Beauly Firth approximately 100 miles from Glencoe, whose castle was built in 1179 (it claims to be the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland). The Scots Guards Standard Pipe Settings suggests that "Sweet Maid of Glendaruel (The)" follow "Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle." Glendaruel is on the way to Tighnabruaich from Glencoe and is nearly as far to the south as Redcastle is to the north. The Irish "Galway Belles" polka has a similar melodic contour and theme coding, albeit in the dorian mode.