Just finished putting together another take on a "fiddle" tune for the diatonic harmonica and thought I'd share it with other reed harps enthusiasts.

The tale of hanging of James MacPherson in 1700 in Scotland is well known, but there's some mix of truth and legend in the telling of it. As for playing it, I used two sheet music arrangement versions that put together. One can use either one, but for I typically use the less "fiddle-like" version for playing along with the lyrics. Notice that I used bar 7 in the aire part, and then not in the melody part.

In my YouTube version, I start it off as a slow aire, and then jump into the main beat and melody. I use a low-D, diatonic harmonica (I prefer Seydel Steel, as they seem a bit more responsive for me).


It's all fun.

Shaun ... That KelticDead Guy


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Good rendition of MacPherson's lament indeed. Nice clear and...solemn  as must be. Excellent work and keep up the good work. Best of the night to you my friend.


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