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Set 40: The Dark Island
The Dark Island

The Dark Island

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Originally named Dr MacKay's Farewell to Creagorry, this tune was composed by Iain McLachlan of Benbecula. It was later used for a BBC radio programme called 'The Dark Island' and was instantly popular. At least three sets of words were written to the tune in the 1960s.



This set and other tunes played at the SMG Wednesday Slow Session can be found in The Scottish Slow Session Volume 3, available from my Online Store.


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