Sheet Music: MacDonald of the Isles March to Harlow

TitleMacDonald of the Isles March to Harlow
Alternate titlesMarch of Donald of the Isles to the Battle of Harlaw
Mac's Fancy
The Victor's Return
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-03-17
Last updated2023-03-17
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.3 (not so popular)
Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Friday 17 March 2023

Tune of the Day: MacDonald of the Isles March to Harlow

Traditional Scottish march

The title of this march commemorates the Battle of Harlaw, fought in 1411 just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is popular as both a pipe and fiddle tune, and known under a few different names, including “Mac's Fancy” and “The Victor's Return” in Ireland. Despite its title, the tune only seems to date back to the mid-19th century, when it was first printed in John McLachlan's Piper's Assistant (c. 1854).