Friday, March 11, 2011

Lady Cassili's Lilt

Off topic from the usual French stuff, the Melodeon.net Theme of the Month is music from Scotland. I've loved harper Robin Williamson for years. This tune, "Lady Cassili's Lilt," is on Williamson's Legacy of the Scottish Harpers.

UPDATE: A listener over on Melodeon.net supplied the following information  "Lady Cassilis' Lilt" is a very old tune (she died in 1642) and was used for the ballad Johnny Faa and the Earl of Cassillis' Lady, the origin of Gypsy Davy/Gypsy Laddie/Gypsy Rover. It's most commonly heard nowadays as the tune for the Jacobite song "Wae's Me for Prince Chairlie."

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