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Set 6-08: 2/4 reels
Farewell to Whisky

Farewell to Whisky

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Because of poor harvests, the making of whisky was prohibited in 1799, inspiring Niel Gow to write his famous lament Farewell to Whisky. The setting here is a dance version, popular in Ireland. It wasn't long before whisky was back on the menu, prompting the venerable Gow to composed a brighter tune, Whisky Welcome Back Again.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |