Sunday 5 June 2011
Tune of the Day: The High Road to Gairloch
Traditional Scottish pipe march
This old Highland pipe melody is reported to have been played by the Stewart clan pipers at the battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715, and is perhaps the same “Stewart's March” said to have been piped at the battle of Pinkie in 1547. To modern ears, this tune may sound a lot like the popular children's tune to “London Bridge is Falling Down”, which, however, has very different origins.