Midlothian Pipe Band (The)

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MIDLOTHIAN PIPE BAND, THE. AKA - "The Midlothian Amateur Pipe Band." Canadian, Pipe March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Pipe Major Farquhar Beaton (as "The Midlotnian Amateur Pipe Band"), the third pipe major of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, who served from 1900-1913. Pipe Major Beaton was a successful instructor and introduced the playing of parts in pipe bands in Canada. The march was recorded in 1911 by Pipe Major David Laing of H.M. Scots Guards, on Lxo-1269 A22145, the first tune in a medley that also included the marches "Glendaruel Highlanders" and "Hot Punch." The tune is also played as a jig.

Pipe Major Farquhar Beaton

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music), 1876-1911; No. 36, p. 20. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 2, 1988; p. 24. Scots Guards, Standard Settings, vol. 1

Recorded sources: WS 031703, Wendy MacIsaac - "Timeline" (2003).

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