Mrs. A. MacPherson of Inveran

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MRS. A. MACPHERSON OF INVERAN. Scottish, Pipe Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCDEEF. Composed by Pipe Major G.S. McLennan [1] (1883-1927), a bagpiper revered in Highland circles. Mrs. MacPherson was Alice Ross, who married Angus MacPherson (son of Malcolm "Calum Piobaire" MacPherson). The couple became innkeepers and ran a hotel in Invershin. Piper McLennan stayed at the hotel during a long recuperation from an illness, and the MacPhersons were happy to put him up. They wanted not a penny in recompense, and in gratitude McLennan wrote two tunes for them; a march for Angus, and the reel for Alice.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Graham & MacRae (The Gordon Highlanders: Pipe Music Collection, vol. 1), 1983; p. 18. Scots Guards: Standard Settings of Pipe Music, vol. 1, 1954.

Recorded sources: Wildcat Records WILDCD 101, Ronan Martin – “Ronan Martin” (2008).




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