Tune of the Day: The Dunniewassel
Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. About the “Dunniewassel” of the title, he writes:
This is how the Lowland shepherds who came to the Highlands with the caoraich mhòra (the big sheep) in the late 18th and early 19th centuries pronounced duine uasal, which meant ‛gentleman’. A duine uasal was often related to the chief, helped to run the estate and was given the status of tacksman.