Leaving Glen Urquhart

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LEAVING GLEN URQUHART. Scottish, March (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CCDD. Composed by Pipe Major William MacDonald (1850-1907), Craigmohr, Golspie. MacDonald's sons, William and John, both joined the Seaforth Highlanders during World War I and were killed in France on the same day in March, 1918. See also his composition "Champion of the Seas."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, vol. 1, 187?; No. 34, p. 18. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 1, 1991; p. 32.

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