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Lady MacDonald's Lament


This is a tune composed by Angus MacArthur, piper to Sir Alexander MacDonald of Sleat, 15th Baron of Sleat.


The tune commemorates the death in 1789 of Sir Alexander's wife, Lady Elizabeth Diana MacDonald, a native of Yorkshire. She had married Sir Alexander in 1768. Her mother-in-law was the beloved Lady Margaret MacDonald, also the recipient of a Salute.


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