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Early 19th Century march, 'Butter'd Peas'
Early 19th Century march, 'Butter'd Peas'

Marches are usually written in 4/4 time, although Scottish marches are written in 2/4. They can be danced to and are often used to open a dancing evening - the Gay Gordon and Grand March are particular favourites.

On this sound recording we hear Northumbrian piper Joe Hutton playing the Scottish March ’The 51st Highland Division’ followed by ’The Headlands’, another march and the Shetland reel ’Da Laird o’ Gulberwick’

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