Prince Charles' Lament

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PRINCE CHARLES’ LAMENT (Cumha Phrionnsa Thearlach). Scottish, Pipe Pibroch (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A pipe pibroch composed in 1746 by Captain Malcolm MacLeod of Raasay, in sadness at the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the uprising of 1745. MacLeod held a commission in the Prince’s army (Collinson, 1975).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Angus MacKay (Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd), 1838; No. 62 (LXI), p. 169.

Recorded sources:




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