The Battle of the Somme

David Lairson
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The next tune in this ongoing series of Tune of the First World War is also the first tune in a mini-series of tunes from Somme. The tune is “The Battle of the Somme” written by the great Pipe Major William Lawrie of the 1/8th Battalion (The Argyllshire) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Battle of the Somme [Vintage]

Marc Dubois
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n this session we take a look at the classic highland dance tune the Battle of the Somme. This tune is commonly plaid for the lilt dance competition. Its 9/8 time signature makes for an original and melodic melody line thats sure to please the ear of the listener. An excellent addition to any repertoire. Enjoy!