Tune of the Day: Hector the Hero
This classic lament, to be played slowly and sadly, was penned by Scottish composer and fiddler James Scott Skinner in 1903. It was written as a tribute to Major-General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century.
The tune has been covered by many artists since its release, and is still reasonably well known today.
Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!