Kirkconnel Lea / The Fower Maries / Sound The Pibroch

Composer
Traditional Scottish Airs arranged for accordion
Arranger
Julia Gordon
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Kirkconnel Lea - Also known as Helen of Kirkconnel, Fair Helen and (I Wish I Were) Where Helen Lies. This well known Scottish ballad is about the tragic death in the 16th Century, of Helen Irving who, intervening in a quarrel between two rival admirers receives a fatal wound as a result. The air itself is believed to be much older.

The Fower Maries - This ballad, also known as The Four Marys, Mary Hamilton and The Queen’s Marys, dates from the 18th Century and is believed to be a hybrid of two stories - one taking place at the court of Mary Queen of Scots and the other at the court of Peter The Great, Tsar of Russia - both concerning a handmaiden who was executed for the murder of her illegitimate child.

Sound The Pibroch - This is a traditional Jacobite song to which words were added by Mrs Norman MacLeod, senior, in the 19th Century.


Score ID
188659
Composer
Traditional Scottish Airs arranged for accordion
Arranger
Julia Gordon
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
4 minutes
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Accordion)
Genre
Folk music
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