4 thoughts on “Prince’s Salute

  1. Wow, that puts a whole new perspective on “singing” the Canntaireachd.

    Thanks to the OP “Highland Park” for the post to the forum and thanks to Michael Grey and his friends for putting that together. Well done!

  2. Very nice recording of this tune with film of St. Kilda.

    I would like to post a recording of my teacher, Malcolm MacPherson, singing his version, which is pointed differently, in the style of his grandfather, Calum Piobaire

    Listen here

  3. A historical note on the subject of The Prince’s Salute:

    In 1708 the Pretender set out in French ships to invade Scotland, but he was driven away by the British before he could land. He distinguished himself fighting in the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14). In 1714 he refused to accept suggestions by Robert Harley and Viscount Bolingbroke that he renounce Roman Catholicism and become an Anglican in order to be designated Queen Anne’s heir to the throne of England.
    John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, raised a Jacobite (from the Latin equivalent of the name James) rebellion in Scotland in 1715, and the Pretender landed at Peterhead, Aberdeen, on December 22. By Feb. 10, 1716, the uprising had collapsed and James had returned to France. He passed the remainder of his life in or near Rome.

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