Barners of Falkirk (The)

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 Theme code Index    113b3b 27bL7b7b
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Vickers
 Book/Manuscript title    William Vickers' music manuscript collecton
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 451
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1770
 Title of recording    
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BARNERS OF FALKIRK, THE. English, Reel. England, Northumberland. D Dorian. Standard tuning. AABB. The title refers perhaps to the famous Falkirk Tryst, or cattle market at Falkirk, Scotland, which drew Highlanders from all over the Highlands. As a focal point of Highland culture during the period of the Tryst, a bagpipe competition developed, first held in 1781 and won in that year by one Patrick MacGregor, with second place honors going to a MacArthur. The third place finisher was old John MacGregor, once personal piper and attendant to Bonnie Prince Charlie Stuart. Although the old man had been wounded at the Battle of Culloden in 1745, his piping skills remained intact and he became the piper to Campbell of Glenlyon. The next year, at age 74, he tried again and won second prize (Collinson, 1975).

Printed source: Seattle (William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 451.