Tune of the Day: Conchobar Mac An Bhàird
Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Conchobar Son of the Bard: Here we have a name from the pages of medieval Irish history. Bh in Scottish Gaelic is pronounced like a v, but in Irish more like a w, so that bhàird is pronounced something like ward. I believe this is the origin of the common surname Ward.