Lovat Scouts (The)

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LOVAT SCOUTS, THE. Scottish, Quickstep (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1846-1927), in pipe march style. The tune was printed in the 1920's in a folio by publisher Bayley and Ferguson [1].

J. Scott Skinner

The Lovat Scouts [2] were a British military unit formed for the Boer War at the end of the 19th century, who also saw service in World War I in France, at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Macedonia. They formed the first sharpshooter unit of the British army, and were the first to employ the 'ghille suit' for camouflage.

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Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 358.

Recorded sources:




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