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The Cowal Collection

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Cover from Cowal Book Four

The Cowal Collection, as presented here, includes four different tune collections. The first of these was compiled by John MacLellan, D.C.M. It appeared in 1905, and includes 71 tunes. The second book was compiled by the Cowal (Dunoon) Highland Games Committee, and was published about 1912. Book Three was published by the Cowal Committee around 1920. The fourth book appeared in 1932, and again published by the Cowal Highland Games Committee. There is a fifth book, not presented here, that was compiled by P/M George MacDonald that was published in 1958.



Title Tune type Alternate Title
Book One    
Book One Cover    
Table of Contents - Book One    
Golden Mountain march  
King Edward's Welcome to Glasgow quickstep  
Assembly, The march  
Johnnie Campbell, Luing strathspey  
Boys' Brigade, The march  
Chasing De Wet reel  
7Ist's Farewell to Dover quickstep  
North Sea Fishermen, The march  
Auld Wife Ayont the Fire, The march
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee polka  
Captain McKay reel  
Lochan Side slow march  
Lochan Side (seconds) slow march  
Pipe Major John Cochrane Quigley march  
Tarbert Fair jig
Canadian Kilties' Welcome to Scotland March, The march Bien Rhor
Ochil Hills reel  
Dumbartonshire Volunteers quickstep  
Papps of Jura, The march  
McLellan's March march  
McBeth's Farewell to the 71st march  
Castle Hill strathspey  
Highland Brigade at Magerfonstein, The slow march  
Highland Brigade at Magerfonstein, The (seconds) slow march  
Cowal Society strathspey  
Sandy Sinclair reel  
Col Craigies Farewell to the 74th quickstep  
Lassie wad ye Lo'e me march  
Rumlin' Brig., The reel  
Harry Lauder's March march  
Balgie Burn strathspey  
Surrender of Cronje march  
McDonald's Farwell to Stornaway march  
John McKenzie march  
Japanese Polka polka  
Heroes of Vittoria slow march  
Heroes of Vittoria (seconds) slow march  
Fall of Port Arthur, The march  
Lads of Islay, The reel  
Col. Reid's Farewell to the 71st quickstep  
Lieut. Disselduff march  
Lord of the Isles's WeIcome to Armadale Castle quickstep  
Lads of Kilmarnock , The strathspey  
Col. Windsor Stuart slow march  
Highland Mary strathspey  
Newhall Castle march  
Barry Links march  
Holy Loch march  
Faded Cabbage polka  
Lamont of Knochdow march  
C.T.S. Empress hornpipe  
Ardlamont House march  
Skyeman's Jig, The jig  
Maclachlan of Machlachan march  
Bishop's Seat, The reel  
Kilcreggan slow march  
Lieut. Macguire's Jig jig  
Dunoon Castle quickstep  
Invererary Pipe Band quickstep  
Major J. D. Outram strathspey  
Lochgilphead Gathering march  
Melrose Abbey strathspey  
Day we gaed tae Brodick, The march  
Irish Guards, The jig  
Major Smith march  
Shetland Isles march  
Paisley Lassies, The reel  
Corran House march  
Peggy McLean strathspey  
Glensaul reel  
Who stole the Kail reel  
Book Two    
Cover Book Two    
Table of Contents - Book Two    
Book Two Dedication    
Colonel Ramsay Buchanan's Welcome march  
His Majesty King George Fifth's Welcome to Edinburgh march  
Portree Bay march  
Banks of the Lochay, The march  
Cowal Highland Gathering (1911), The march  
Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering, The march  
Dovecoat Park march  
Colonel Laidlaw march  
Pipe Major Thomson's Welcome to Paisley march  
Dundas Castle march  
Harry Lauder's Welcome to Laudervale march  
Duchess Nina of Hamilton march  
Argyll's Welcome to Dunoon march  
Rosegarth march  
Clan Mackinnon Gathering, The march  
South Hall march  
James S. Mactaggart of Glenmore march  
Lochgorm march  
An Clachan march  
Raasay Highlanders march  
Blind Piper, The march  
Leys Castle march  
Colonel E.P. Campbell of Southhall march  
Grange Thistle Pipe Band, The march  
Auchmountain's Bonnie Glen march  
Gartsherrie House march  
Captain Forbes march  
Piper's Gathering, The march  
Captain J.N. Stirling's march  
Braes of Strathblane march  
Stirkoke House march  
Glen Fyne Band march  
Duchess of Portland, The march  
March Colonel Hope's Farewell to the 8th V.B. Royal Scots march  
Echoes of Cowal march  
Craigendoran march  
Duke of Argyll's, The strathspey  
Artafallie strathspey  
Aros Castle strathspey  
Fiddler's Joy, The strathspey  
Ho ro gu'm Cobhuin leam strathspey The Sham Resurrection
P. Cameron Esqr. Corrychoillies' Favourite strathspey  
Loch Loskin strathspey  
Isle of Carron, The strathspey  
Feather Bonnet, The strathspey  
Black Neil's Bonnet strathspey  
Craft, The strathspey  
Policaple House strathspey  
Sinclair Castle strathspey  
Grange, The strathspey  
Inveraray Castle strathspey  
Rosegarth strathspey  
My Wife's Washing Day strathspey  
Culseel Castle strathspey  
Stronachlachan strathspey  
Stornoway Territorials, The strathspey  
Compass and Square, The strathspey  
Laggan Point strathspey  
Top of Craigvenow strathspey  
Bessie MacIntyre's reel  
Craigentinny reel  
Forrest Hill reel  
Leap Year reel  
John Robinson's reel  
Ruidhe an urram Co-ain Latha-breith, Neoinean Chaimbeul Maighden uasal Ormadail reel  
Ben Wyvis reel  
Lochinver reel  
Primrose Cottage reel  
An Londubh reel The Blackbird
Avondale reel  
Pipe-Major's Banner, The reel  
Kilchoman Highland Gathering reel  
Duart Castle reel  
Cowlaig, The reel  
Glen Massan reel  
Struy Lodge reel  
Banks of Drumpeller, The reel  
Anon reel  
Clach Eanrich reel  
Comunn Gaidhealach Bhoid reel Highland Society of Rothesay, The
Miss MacDougall of Lunga reel  
Wild McCraes, The reel  
Book Three    
Book Three Dedication    
Table of Contents - Book Three    
Talmine Bay retreat march  
Old Panmure march Banks of the Buffalo
Broken Sofa, the reel  
Donald Cameron MacLean march  
Major Cameron of Newton strathspey  
We put our Bonnets through the Wringer strathspey  
Salen Comrades, The strathspey  
Captain Taylor strathspey  
Gael, The reel  
Piper of Loos, The march  
Tartan, The strathspey  
Willie Riddell's Fox Sporran strathspey  
Benghoil strathspey  
Otter Castle march  
Campbell's Farewell to Canada march  
Pipe Major William Lawrie's Favourite march  
Farewell to the Creeks march  
Over the Top march  
Sandy's Farewell to the Scots Guards march  
Colonel Richardson D.S.O.'s Farewell to St. Andrew's march  
Man from Glentaner, The march  
Donald Ross's Farewell to the Braemar march  
Medium Spree, The reel  
Catherine Hamilton reel  
Brolum, The reel  
Allt-nam-meirleach reel  
Eaglais no Diabhuil reel The Meeting House of Halsary
Angus MacCrae's Farewell to Blair Castle march  
Col N.A. Thomson, C.M.G., D.S.O. Farewell to the 8th Seaforth's march  
Wave of My Native Heather, The march  
1st Battn. Queen's Own Cameron Highdrs. Welcome to Edinburgh march  
Tongland march  
Howe o' the Mearns, The march  
W.W. Hood's Welcome to Cumberhead march  
Braes of Kinlochuor, The march  
Dreghorn Castle march  
Inverlochy Castle march  
Mrs. Diana Farquharson reel  
Loch Cam march  
Nell o' the Glen strathspey  
Archie Macfarlane's Favourite march  
Taking of Beaumont Hamel, The march  
Capt. C.M. Usher's strathspey  
Boyndie Castle reel  
Clachan Fiddler, The strathspey  
Irene Meldrum's Welcome to Bon Accord march  
Sergt. Major R.P. and Mrs. Niven's Golden Wedding march  
Dugald MacColl's Farewell to France march  
1st Battn. Seaforth Highlander's Farewell to Glencorse march  
Pipe Major Taylor's Farewell to the Seaforth Highlanders march  
Hague Caledonian Society's March, The march  
Conon Bridge march  
Glenbranter march  
Campbeltown Cross march  
Waiting for the Dog strathspey  
Pipe Major John Stewart march  
Doune of Rothiemurchus, The march  
Dorrator Bridge strathspey  
Braes of Bennachie, The march  
Mrs.MacKenzie, the Young Cheiftainess march  
Bridge of Bogie reel  
Wedding Gift, The march  
Book Four    
Cover - Book Four    
Ad Book Four    
Table of Contents - Book Four    
Cowal Gathering march  
Ballochyle march  
Castle Toward march  
Hafton Woods march  
Benmore march  
Puck's Glen march  
Glenmorag march  
Barnacabber march  
Bencorrum march  
Stronsaul march  
Ballygowan march  
Dunloskin march  
Glengarr march  
Glenstriven march  
Knockdow march  
Dunans Castle march  
Glen Finnart march  
Dalinlongart march  
Gall Ruadh march  
Balgie Burn march  
Closing advertisements - Book Four    


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