Sheet Music: Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle

TitleCampbell's Farewell to Redcastle
Alternate titlesCampbell's Farewell to Red Gap
Short Cut To The Pub
Steph's Reel
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature2/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-06-29
Last updated2012-06-29
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Celtic Music, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Friday 29 June 2012

Tune of the Day: Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle

Traditional Scottish pipe march

The Campbell referred to in the title is probably Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, who led troops in the massacre of Glencoe Pass in 1692. Redcastle is a village on the north side of Beauly Firth, approximately 100 miles from Glencoe; its castle, built in 1179, is now in a state of ruinous disrepair, but it was until relatively recently one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland.

The Scots Guards Standard Pipe Settings suggests that “The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel” follow “Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle”. The march also found its way across the Atlantic, where it's played in Old-Time and Bluegrass circles.