A favourite among highland pipers, it has a couple of tricky runs that still catch me out from time to time. I’ve put it in D because that’s what it is written in for the pipes. It could just as easily be in G if you are on the fiddle.
P/M G.S. McLennan of “Jig of Slurs” and “Little Cascade” fame. The namesake was the wife of Angus MacPherson,son of Malcolm “Calum Piobaire” MacPherson. Inveran was the inn run by the MacPhersons and owned by Andrew Carnegie.
This is a mighty tune, the fiddlers that I know who play this tune play it in D.
“ Inveran was the inn run by the MacPhersons and owned by Andrew Carnegie.”
The hostelry was The Inveran Hotel, in Inveran, Invershin, Sutherland. It was run by the Macphersons for 35 years until it burned down in 1949.
George S MacLennan spent some time at the hotel when he was dying of throat cancer. It was there that he composed the tune for Alice MacPherson. The story goes that someone had to inflate the bag as he played the tune, as he was no longer able to do this himself.
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