Tune identification help?

Tune identification help?

This great performance by Keltoi has a great Battle of Waterloo and actually my favourite version of Sound of Sleat but what’s the vocal tune they sing at the beginning with just the drone? I can’t find it anywhere and would love to know what it’s called!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwNtG2ZNuU

Re: Tune identification help?

It’s a song called Dùthaich Mhicleòid, The Lands of MacLeod, the lament of a soldier serving in the Napoleonic wars in France. The lyrics are here:

http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mackenziefiona/duthaich.htm

The Fiona MacKenzie album is still available from the Gaelic books council.

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Re: Tune identification help?

Is the song theme very serious (I know only English)? The musicians look a bit sad and with those massed bookshelves behind, also serious. Oh goodee, tune’s lost drone and now is gorgeously cheerful. Good Night.