Prince Charlie's Farewell to Scotland

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PRINCE CHARLES' FAREWELL TO SCOTLAND. Scottish, (Slow) Air or March (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Gow shifts to 2/4 time after the initial theme of the air version is stated in the first strain in 6/8 time. Bagpiper David Glen plays his march version entirely in 6/8 time.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 370. Glen (David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, Book 15), c. 1893, No. 7, p. 5 (march version). Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 2 (appears as “Prince Charlies Farewell to Scotland”). Rideout (Scottish Fiddle Encylopedia), 2006; p. 45.

Recorded sources: Maggie's Music Records, Bonnie Rideout - "Celtic Circles" (1994).




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