Friday, 26 August 2011

Hector The Hero - Jenna Reid with Aly Bain

For all you fiddle players and lovers of all good music - Hector the Hero.

Hector the Hero is a classic lament written by Scottish composer and fiddle player James Scott Skinner in 1903 - it was written as a tribute to Major-General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish General, at the turn of the 20th Century.

Hector MacDonald was a close friend of Skinner and had committed suicide amid allegations of homosexuality - the tune is a lament, played slowly and sadly using fiddle, flute or bagpipes.


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