Lonach Highlander's (The)
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LONACH HIGHLANDER'S, THE. Scottish, March (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker. The Lonach Highlanders are members of The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, made up of men from the Strathdon area of Aberdeenshire in Scotland. The annual Lonach Gathering features the custom of the Lonach men, armed with pikes, visiting the grand houses of the area where they receive generous drams, reports Moyra Cowie in her book The Life and Times of William Marshall (1999). At the rear of the procession is a man with a horse and cart for conveyance of any clan member who might become to incapacitated to walk, although it seems a point of honor for the cart to remain empty no matter how much is imbibed.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 154, p. 52.