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Notes from Judges Seminar on 2018 Gold Medal Tunes

The notes from the judges seminar on the 2018 Gold Medal Tunes are below.  They have also been added to each tune page, where there are new recordings of some of the tunes.  We are grateful to the players for giving permission to use previous recordings, to those who made new recordings for the pu...

A new MacCrimmon composition

Thanks to Iain MacCrimmon for sending his composition, Salute to Malcolm R MacCrimmon.  It's good to see that the family is back composing after a few years off. Although born in Canada, Iain is in the direct line of the MacCrimmon family, back through to Donald Ruadh MacCrimmon.  He believes t...

Is Lament for Patrick Og misnamed?

It is curious that the tune we know as Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon, said to have been composed by Iain Dall MacKay on hearing a false report of Patrick Og's death, is known in the Campbell Canntaireachd as Couloddin's Lament.  Ronald Smith speculates why here, and wonders if the tune was in fa...