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Farewell to Whisky/The Back o' Bennachie

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 |