Tuesday 16 May 2023
Tune of the Day: Sir Edward Pine Coffin
Jig by Roddy Campbell
Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. He writes:
Sir Edward was a commissary officer of impeccable aristocratic Devon lineage in the 19th century corridors of power. He was sympathetic towards the plight of land-hungry crofters and cottars and was instrumental in promoting the creation of a commission to look into their grievances.