The Dark Island
(Iain MacLachlan)

Although it has a 'traditional sound', the melody was originally composed by Iain in 1958 as a pipe lament for a local doctor under the title 'Dr Mackay's Farewell to Creagorry' - the town on Benbecula, Scotland, where Iain and his family lived.

It was subsequently used for a BBC Thriller called The Dark Island in 1963, which was filmed on South Uist.

This was recorded using the Hohner Musette IV pictured below

 DARK ISLAND - audio (2.3Mb) Dark Island - learned from the playing of the late Pete Shutler of the Yetties - this appears on my CD 'Revived? Forty-Five!
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