Lament for the Death of Reverend Archie Beaton
LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF THE REV. AIRCHIE BEATON. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by John M. Mason, a lawyer, fiddler and conductor (of the Kilmarnock and Ayr Strathspey and Reel Society and lately the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in Troon), and a native of the Orkney Islands. The Rev. Airchie Beaton was Minister of Dundonald Parish Church in Ayrshire and a champion of Gaelic culture, who died suddenly in 1971 at a Gaelic event.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 7. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 2, 1988; p. 19.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF-1084, Eugene O'Donnell - "The Foggy Dew" (1988). Rounder RO 7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996).