Peter MacLeod Sr. lost a leg while working in the Clydebank shipyards, and some say the odd, tripping effect of the tune suited his limp.
Andrew Wright, who was a pupil of MacLeod (see Feb and May 1995 Piper & Drummer magazine interviews), said that MacLeod built a secret door in the wooden leg to hide the housekeeping money that his frugal wife allotted.
Mrs. Peter MacLeod was so disgusted by the leg, which he apparently used to prop up in the corner of their bedroom, that she would never go near it or the money, which he apparently preferred to use at the local pub.
"Calum" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:3BD05885.EA99E95B@abdn.ac.uk...
If I recall correctly, it was named by a relative (?daughter), I forgetexactly
why. It does have a kind of odd rhythmic pattern of three against fours,which
is rather attractive.
The opening bars are a kind of parody of the opening phrase of Glengarry's Lament, though tastefully done. And quite cheeky, as one would expectfrom a
composer like MacLeod.
James Oravik wrote:
prettyIs there any story behind this tune? What is "The Conundrum"? It is a
nice tune yet it seems....different. Anyone know anything?
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