We're No Awa Tae Bide Awa

Originally a drinking song, this is the archetypal "farewell" song, played by pipers on the quayside when many a ship has left port. There are a number of variations of the words - though most people only know the chorus (next...).

When the Battle's O'er

Cette mélodie ne fait référence à aucune bataille en particulier. C’est un air de retraite essentiellement joué par les troupes lorsqu’elles rentrent à la caserne ou au campement en fin de journée. Elle a été progressivement introduite dans les répertoires de cornemuse dans la période située entre la guerre des Boers et la première guerre mondiale (suite...). 

Will Ye No Comme Back Again

After the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden and his escape back to France, with the aid of Flora MacDonald, there were still many who hoped that he would return, some day. Here is a song about that sentiment, written by Carolina Oliphant (Lady Nairne) in the first half of the 19th century). There are a number of versions of this song, this is one of them (next...).