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).