Annotation:Dirge of Mull (The)

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DIRGE OF MULL, THE (An Crònan Muileach). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The editor had great delicacy in presenting the dirge of Mull to the public, having never heard it sung but once by a Roman Catholic priest, who died before this work was undertaken; fortunately, however, Colonel Stewart of Garth procured a set of it, no way diferent, in the central Highlands of Perthshire, and was good enough to hand it, with many others, all of which the editor previously knew, one only excepted, which is universally thought the finest air in this volume. Vide note 202 ('Prince Charles's Last View of Scotland')" {Fraser}.

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Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 199, pp. 82-83.

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