Piobaireachd of the Week: Silver Medal: The Glen is Mine

December 5, 2007

This piobaireachd was composed by Iain Dubh MacCrimmon, hereditary piper to the Chiefs of Macleod until about 1795. According to tradition, the piobaireachd was composed when the piper was passing through Glen Shiel in Ross-shire with the Earl of Seaforth, Chief of the Mackenzies. The words associated with the tune are ‘S leam fhein an gleann, s’leam fhein na th’ ann (The Glen is mine and all that is in it). Iain Dubh MacCrimmon was the son of Malcolm MacCrimmon, and succeeded his father as hereditary piper to MacLeod of MacLeod.