MacPherson's Blade

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MACPHERSON'S BLADE. Scottish, Marching Air (whole time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A ‘marching air’ composed by J. Scott Skinner, who directs it be played: “With fierce energy and defiance.” Skinner’s Scottish Violinist [1] notes that the tune is “From Harp and Claymore” (Skinner’s 1904 collection).

J. Scott Skinner



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 41.

Recorded sources:




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