Rummaging Through the Tune Archive.
I did a funeral this afternoon and re-discovered an old favourite tune. At this service all the family wanted from the pipes was to lead the procession from the mortuary chapel to the gravesite. I don't do that very often and the last couple of times the family specifically wanted Amazing Grace, which I can do, but it isn't much of a processional.
So I paged through a couple of tune books and there in my big, black binder full of xeroxes and hand-scribbled scores was Lord Lovat's Lament, which I haven't done since, oh, maybe Clan Donnachaidh Band days, i.e., back in the late '80s or early '90s. And it's a great little tune, very melodic. It works well both as a very slow air and as a proper quick step. I probably played it somewhere in between. (You can't slow march a congregation of civilian mourners, now can you. Not with a motorized hearse on your tail, anyway.) The tempo was indeed slower than the folks in the video above, although I really like the tempo they've chosen.
What a beautiful little tune that is. That has to go back into the standard repertoire.
(Hmm. I wonder how it works on the melodeon.)
[ADDENDUM: It works a treat on the melodeon; at least it does on my C/G]