Lesson 1: How to play Skye Boat Song

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Start your journey into the rich world of Scottish fiddle with this lovely easy tune. The Isle (island) of Skye sits on the west coast of Scotland and features some dramatic landscape.

The Skye Boat Song recalls the journey of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) to Skye as he evaded capture by government troops after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.



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