Lord Lovat’s Lament

I was asked to play Lord Lovat’s Lament by a friend. It’s traditionally a pipe tune which was written by Lord Lovat’s piper on his demise. It seems that Lord Lovat was beheaded for treason and at his execution the gallows collapsed, killing some of the spectators, much to his delight. Not the cheeriest of stories, but nonetheless a beautiful tune!

If Scottish music is your thing, have a look at my album of Scottish tunes. This one hasn’t made it into that collection yet, but it may do in the future if it goes down well! If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my November songs here.