Notes from the arranger
This tune was first published c. 1730 in Scotland by Daniel Wright, under the title ‘Lashley’s March’, but a
version can be found in a manuscript collection dating from 1694. It was later scored for harp and uilleann
pipes by William Reeve for the pantomine Oscar and Malvina which was first performed in London in
1791. That pantomine was staged many times and featured the playing of Irish uilleann piper O’Farrell for a
number of years. This tune also appeared in later collections including O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes volume 1 (1806) and Edward Bunting’s 1840 volume of Ancient Music of Ireland and
has been recorded by various artists including The Chieftains.