Sheet Music: The High Road to Gairloch

TitleThe High Road to Gairloch
Alternate titlesGabhaid sinn an Rathad Mor
We'll Take the High Road
We'll Take the Highway
We Will Take the Good Old Way
The Stewart's March
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature2/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-06-05
Last updated2011-06-05
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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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.