maharion’s seventeen comments

  • And the melody differs in the Paisley edition: more…

  • In Robert Fords collection "Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland" (1904, Paisley) the text is given as: more…

  • Like Crochallan (https://thesession.org/tunes/11647) this tune gives melody to "My Heart's in the Highlands". It is not only older, but also more complex/sophisticated. And I have highest respect for anyone who could play this one without any f... more…

  • The other tune I've mentioned is Failte na Miosg (https://thesession.org/tunes/11648) more…

  • @ceolachan more…

  • Sometimes "My Heart's in the Highlands" is sung to this tune. I have yet another tune for this poem, which I post later. more…

  • This tune I found in an older German collection by Karlheinz Frank with the title "Schottische Lieder und Balladen". He gives no further information on it instead he drifts off into the infamous "Celtic Twilight" of the 1980s. more…

  • Just a thought coming to me: Both areas are former Norn regions. Maybe there's an influence of the nordic heritage in it? But as I said, it's just a thought. more…

  • I perfectly understand peirol's pov, and if he has slipped from the discussion, well... more…

  • Hi Weejie, more…