In 1963, Scottish
songwriter Jim Maclean wrote a song about The Battle of
Glencoe using an earlier melody. The original was a 6/8
march with three turns. The first and third were used
for Jim's song.
The above setting comes
Theresa MacLellan. It is diffcult to know whether she
arranged it from the song, from the pipe music or a
combination of both. Regardless, today amongst Cape
Breton fiddlers it circulates as The Battle of
In the piping world,
the composer, Farquhar Beaton is remembered as one of the
first to arrange harmonies (2nds) for pipe bands. In
approximately 1900, Beaton immgrated to Canada to lead
The 48th Highlanders, a military pipe band in Toronto.
His most famous tune remains The Midlothian Pipe Band a
6/8 march given in David Glen's 1883 tutor.
Ingonish fiddler Joe
Doucette recorded it as above on his
Around Down North.
Joe learned it from a recording of Theresa
Examples of Music Notation
Pub Search Engine