Lament for the Viscount of Dundee
The title, Lament for the Viscount of Dundee, or Cumha Chlaibhears refers to John Graham, 1st Viscount of Dundee, also known as the 7th Laird of Claverhouse until raised to the viscountcy in 1688, he was a Scottish soldier and nobleman, a Tory and an Episcopalian. Claverhouse was responsible for policing south-west Scotland during and after the religious unrest and rebellion of the 1670s/80s.
The version in Campbell contains the phrase chelalhodin and there has been some debate about how exactly the lal should be played. MacKay has it like so, , with a long F in the doubling-like figure, and thereafter. Jimmy McIntosh, in his Understanding Piobaireachd article, suggests playing a regular doubling, as General Thomason has it in Ceol Mor.
- Web page at Alt Pibroch Club
- Web page at Piobaireachd Society Number PS114
- William Donaldson's Set Tunes notes from 2006
- Discussion and transcription by Jimmy McIntosh in Understanding Piobaireachd series (The Voice, 1999)