Hammered Dulcimer,
Living History, Scottish Fiddle &
Traditional Music

For May, a couple of tunes that are new to the site.


Rob Roy MacGregor - Slow Scottish strathspey in E minor. Unlike Liam Neeson, who played Rob Roy in a movie, the real Rob Roy MacGregor was rather short...but only in his legs. It wa said that he was the only man in Scotland who could tie his garters without bending over.


Lament for the Lost Books - Very slow Irish lament. The author/composer was moving, and had shipped his library of leather bound manuscripts ahead by boat. Then his clothing and other goods were lost in a fire, so he had to wait until a tailor made him new clothing. When he reached his destination, he learned that the ship carrying his books had struck a rock, capsized and sank.












For some more Scottish and Irish Music, order a few Kitchen Musician Books
See Book 9 - Favorite Scotch Measures, Book 10 - Airs and Melodies of Scotland's Past
Book 19 - Another Jig Will Do
(Kitchen Musician® Book 19 has more than just jigs, and more than just Scottish tunes - 102 tunes in all)

Last update -9 May 2020