Lord Lovat’s Welcome strathspey

Also known as Morair Sim.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Lord Lovat's Welcome has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Lord Lovat's Welcome
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
c|:A<F ~F>A G>F ~F<D|C<F ~F>A c>A ~f2|A<F ~F>A G>F G<A|d>c A<c d<e ~f2:|
c>d f<a g<a ~f>d|~c>d f>g a/g/f/e/ ~f2|~c>d f<a g<a ~f>e|d>c A<c de ~f2|
~c>d f<a g<a ~f>d|~c>df>g a/g/f/e/ ~f2|c<aa<g g<ff<e|d<c c>B A<cf<a||
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X: 2
T: Lord Lovat's Welcome
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:A<F F>A G>F F<D|C<F F>A c>A f2|A<F F>A G>F G<A|d>c A<c d<e f2:|
c>d f<a g<a f>d|c>d f>g a/g/f/e/ f2|c>d f<a g<a f>e|d>c A>c d<e f2|
c>d f<a g<a f>d|c>df>g a/g/f/e/ f2|c<aa>c g>df>e|d>c A>c d<ef2||

Five comments

Re: Lord Lovat’s Welcome

This would be classed as a “slow strathspey” (Athole Collection). If Captain Simon Fraser is to be believed, it was composed by “Lord Lovat’s minstrel” and “taken down from the singing of Thomas Praser of Aclmacloich, father of the present Mr Fraser of Eskadale who remembered the event…” I’m not sure what “the event” was, but I think it was a period of exile related to the 1745 Jacobite uprising; the piece was supposedly composed upon his return. The Gaelic title has been given as “Morair Sim” or “Moirear Sheim”.

Re: Lord Lovat’s Welcome

Thank you for the extra piece of information Nigel!

Re: Lord Lovat’s Welcome

Lord Lovat was taken to London in 1746 and hung from his wheel chair for his part in the 1745 rebellion.
The Lovats however survived and were responsible for commisioning some beautiful Catholic churches in my part of the world including Eskadale,Cannich and Strath Ericc.Not forgetting the Abbey at Fort Augustus.
Last but not least a more recent Lord Lovat who led his commandos from the front onto Sword beach on D Day along with his piper playing Highland Laddie and Road to the Isles
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jB08WTuXOkQ