Fallen Chief (The)

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FALLEN CHIEF, THE. Scottish, Slow Air or Lament (6/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) as a dirge in memorial of dancer and piper Willie MacLennan who died tragically in Canada while touring with Skinner in 1893. He wrote the tune on the back of a letter [1] that he sent to his pupil, James McPherson of Kirriemuir.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 30.

Recorded sources: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ‎LM470, Buddy MacMaster & Winnie Chafe - "Atlantic Fiddling" (1979).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]

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