Erchless Castle March

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ERCHLESS CASTLE MARCH. AKA – "Chisholm's Castle." Scottish, Bagpipe March (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Erchless Castle was once seat of the Clan Chisholm. The march was one of the tunes in the Long Reveille used by the pipers of the 42nd Highlanders in 1853, a format which differs from regiment to regiment. In the case of the Black Watch (42nd) it consists of "Sodgers Return (The)", "Granny Duncan", "Sae Will We Yet", "Granny Duncan", "Miss Gridle", "Erchless Castle", and "Johnny Cope (1)".

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Donald MacPhee (Selection of Music for the Highland Bagpipe), 1876; p. 12.

Recorded sources: Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou – "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).

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




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