The folks over at Pipes|Drums published a link to Jack Lee performing “War or Peace”, a tune used at Archnacarray in 1745 to send the general alarm to the combined Jacobite forces under “Spanish” John Macdonnell that an impending (and unexpected) attack was imminent.[How do we know this? Macdonnell wrote about this in his memoirs! It is the earliest, direct documentary evidence we have of the role of the GHB as a means of military signals that we have. It is also the earliest record we have of this tune as a military call.]
We hope you will enjoy Jack Lee’s performance!