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I Will Go

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A song which dates back to the time of the Highland Clearances, that horrible period in Scottish history where, after the Jacobite defeat at the battle of Culloden, the government forces found ways to remove people from the Highlands and break up the clan system to prevent further uprisings. The story in the song is of a highlander who was recruited with others from his village into the British army, fought their battles overseas but found a sad sight on their return…


In line with the traditional arrangement, I used two bodhrans and vocals only – my 14” mostly on the left and my 20” on the right, listen for the change in beat on the verse “when we reached that far off land…” I did that to signify the raised heartbeats as they saw the foreign heather … and realized they might not leave this place alive.


Instruments: 14” and 20” bodhrans and vocals



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