Glencoe (1)

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GLENCOE [1]. Scottish, "Dirge." E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) after visiting the village in one of the lovliest glens in the Highlands. Skinner included the air in both his Scottish Violinist (100 and his Harp and Claymore (1904) collections. Glencoe pass is the scene of the infamous Massacre of Glencoe, in which the MacDonalds were slaughtered by the Campbells, to whom they had been hosts (see note for "Massacre of Glencoe"). Moved, Skinner composed this 'dirge' [1].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), p. 42. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 147.

Recorded sources: IMS WRC1 759, Winnie Chafe - “Cape Breton Scottish Memories” (1979).




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