Designed & produced by Éric Mac Lewis


The Massacre Of Glencoe - full movie (1971)

The tune is based on the march Colonel Robertson : Jim McLean wrote lyrics to that air in 1963, The Massacre Of Glencoe, about the famous night of 13 February 1692. The song itself is slightly different from the instrumental.

The Glencoe lament (The Massacre Of Glencoe, The Ballad Of Glencoe) is again based on the march, with a slower tempo than for the song.
Canadian pipers are used to play it just before the quick march Colonel Robertson.

One can also find it in a version that follows the song, with the beat of a Slow Air : I prefer to play it as a (beautiful) lament, to get a better contrast with the march.

The Massacre Of Glencoe has also inspired other tunes like a pibroch and a melody by James Scott Skinner.


- score written by Éric Mac Lewis with CelticPipes

Scottish bagpipe tunes