Royal Lament / Caoineadh Rioghail HP SOLO arr. C McKay

Royal Lament / Caoineadh Rioghail, Harp Solo

Angus Fraser Collection

A mourning tune believed to be composed by the Laird of Coll, 

John Garbh Maclean, upon the execution of King Charles I

Description of technical requirements -


slow, resonant, expressive

Wide dynamic range

Wide range and colours of harp

Introduction to piping style melodic decorations (stem down LH, stem up RH)

RH melody with LH expressive voicing accompaniment

approx 5.30 mins duration