The Park Bar Set 24 Marches Inverary Pipe Band 2013 Royal Concert Hall

Mrs. H. L. MacDonald of Dunach by William Lawrie
Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban by Archibald MacNeill, Arr Stuart Liddell

Alasadair Henderson taught the second tune in this set in his class on March 13. Listen to that upbeat!

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