Tuesday 19 April 2011
Tune of the Day: Crossing the Minch
Traditional Scottish hornpipe
Also known as “McNabb's”, this Scottish hornpipe is sometimes attributed to Pipe Major Donald MacLeod. The Minch is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands, and the northern Inner Hebrides, from the isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Played at the right tempo, this tune makes a good exercise in triple tonguing.