Dr. MacKay's Farewell to Creagorry

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DOCTOR MACKAY'S FAREWELL TO CREAGORRY. AKA and see "The Dark Island." Scottish, Waltz. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A pipe lament (also rendered as a waltz) composed by Hebrides accordion player Iain McLachlan (1927-1995), in honor of a local physician. The tune was used as the theme for the BBC series The Dark Island and became so popular that the name stuck and is nowadays usually called "The Dark Island." Creagorry is one of the Outer Hebrides islands, west of the Scottish mainland.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 366, p. 215.

Recorded sources: Springthyme Records SPRCD 1022, Iain McLachlan - "An Island Heritage" (1997).




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