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CAPTAIN CARSWELL. Scottish, Retreat March (2/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. Composed by Pipe Major William Lawrie [1] (1881-1916), of the 8th Argyllshire Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, composer of a number of excellent tunes (many of which are part of the core piping repertoire). He became ill while fighting with his unit in France in World War I and was invalided back to England, but did not recover. A "Captain Carswell" is listed as an alternate title for the Irish air "Ned of the Hill (1)" on the Tannahill Weavers album "Capernaum" (1979), but "Ned" is obviously a different tune than Lawrie's air, and the Weaver's source for the connection is not known.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Shanachie SH 79068, Boys of the Lough - "Sweet Rural Shade" (1988). Whirlie Records, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - "Spring the Summer Long" (2002).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings [2]

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