Fri 7th - Thur 13th | July 2023

Player Sessions

‘Lochaber no more’: sing the 18th-century Scots song and play the Edward Bunting-collected tune (2 of 2)

James Ruff

60 mins

Level: All

Sunday July 9th

16:00 - 17:00 GMT +1

Event Overview

This beautiful tune, also known as 'Limerick's Lamentation', has an extensive Jacobite history in both Ireland and Scotland.  We’ll learn to sing the old tune with its Scots lyrics by Alan Ramsey (published 1724), comparing it to the tune Bunting collected from the Irish harper Patrick Quin.  We’ll work out a harp accompaniment to our singing, finishing off with a pipe-inspired version of Bunting’s tune.

(part 2 of a two-part session)

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