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The Country Farmer/The Farmer's Daughter

The Country Farmer
This set is part of the following collections:


February 9th, 1784, the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland was formed in Fortune’s Tontine Tavern in Edinburgh, to find ways of improving the Highlands by advancing roads, bridges and agriculture, and by preserving the language and culture of the Highlands. Its modern day incarnation is The Royal Highland Show.

The Country Farmer comes from James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion, Vol.8, published in 1747. The Farmer's Daughter is an old pipe tune, and this setting is a hybrid, based on versions in The Skye Collection (1887) and Donald Shaw Ramsay's Master Method for the Bagpipe (1953). It can also be found under the alternative titles Aberarder Rant and Captain MacDiarmid.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |