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TITLE
From Sea to Sea (15 of 19)
EXTERNAL ID
HC_STS_FROMSEATOSEA_15
DATE OF RECORDING
2001
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Bob Pegg
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
2417
KEYWORDS
canals
waterways
Jacobites
audio

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The following extract is taken from 'From Sea to Sea', an audio celebration of the history, people, landscape and culture of the Great Glen waterway - The Caledonian Canal. The project was created in 2001 by Bob Pegg and funded by Highland Council through the British Waterways 'Living Waterways Programme'.

Narrator: Captain Simon Fraser of Knockie wrote once that the picturesque views along the Great Glen 'cannot be exceeded in sublimity'. Well he knew too that these scenic hills and lochs evoked a dramatic history and romantic legend as did many of the Highland tunes he had collected and first published in 1816; 'The Braes of Lochiel' for example and 'Hard is my Fate', an air linked with the ill fated Jacobite campaign of Bonnie Prince Charlie, who twice crossed the River Lochy, first with high hopes, but later in defeat and despair.

[Fiddle, 'Hard is My Fate' (Trad.)]

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From Sea to Sea (15 of 19)

2000s

canals; waterways; Jacobites; audio

The Highland Council

The Highland Council: From Sea to Sea

The following extract is taken from 'From Sea to Sea', an audio celebration of the history, people, landscape and culture of the Great Glen waterway - The Caledonian Canal. The project was created in 2001 by Bob Pegg and funded by Highland Council through the British Waterways 'Living Waterways Programme'. <br /> <br /> Narrator: Captain Simon Fraser of Knockie wrote once that the picturesque views along the Great Glen 'cannot be exceeded in sublimity'. Well he knew too that these scenic hills and lochs evoked a dramatic history and romantic legend as did many of the Highland tunes he had collected and first published in 1816; 'The Braes of Lochiel' for example and 'Hard is my Fate', an air linked with the ill fated Jacobite campaign of Bonnie Prince Charlie, who twice crossed the River Lochy, first with high hopes, but later in defeat and despair. <br /> <br /> [Fiddle, 'Hard is My Fate' (Trad.)]