Lochiel's Welcome

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LOCHIEL'S WELCOME (TO GLASGOW). Scottish, Pipe March (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is credited to Alexander Cameron in Logan & Co's Logan's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, vol. 1 (1899), although the first strain is identical to Pipe Major G.S. McLennan's "Braemar Gathering (The)." The composer may be Pipe Major Alexander Cameron (1848-1923), son of Donald Cameron, piper to the Earl of Seaforth, although there are other contenders by that name, including Donald's brother, Pipe Major Alexander "Sandy" Cameron, won both the Gold Medal for Piobaireachd and the Strathspeys & Marches at the Northern Meeting Games of 1862. Sandy was born in Strathconon in about 1821. He was outstanding in both piobaireachd and light music, and a very good Highland dancer. He took second place in the Prize Pipe at the Northern Meeting of 1845, and won the event in 1846.

In any event, the title is associated with the Cameron Clan through their clan march, "Lochiel's March (2)." See Lochiel's March (2) for notes.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Logan & Co. (Logan's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, vol. 1), 1899; No. 7, p. 4. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 4), 1991; p. 16. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1965; p. 36.

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