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    Default "Highland Cathedral."

    Does any one know which cathedral the beautiful tune written by Roeverie and Korb refers to?

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    This link tell you all about the tune and it's composers


    http://www.highlandcathedral.com/texte/engl.html

    This link refers to St Columba in Glasgow which is known as The Highland Cathedral


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Colu...tland,_Glasgow

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    I would suspect that Wiki, has got it wrong again and that St Columba's cathedral in Oban is the real Highland Cathedral


    http://www.rcdai.org.uk/pages/Cathedral.html


    but I could be wrong lol
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    Wikipedia says
    Highland Cathedral is a popular bagpipe melody.

    The melody composed for the bagpipes was written by German musicians Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb[1] in a Scottish style in 1982 for the Highland games. It has been proposed as the Scottish national anthem to replace unofficial anthems Scotland the Brave and/or Flower of Scotland. It has subsequently undergone various orchestrations and had lyrics added in English and in Scottish Gaelic.

    The tune was the Royal Hong Kong Police Anthem under the British rule which ended in 1997. It was played at a ceremonial lowering of the Governor's flag at Chris Patten's residence, Government House on the last day of British rule. [2] Highland Cathedral is also Chris Patten's favourite pipe tunes as said by himself on a BBC Asia Today programme [3].

    In 2007, Scotch College Adelaide made Highland Cathedral its School Anthem, complete with words and interpretive dance.

    It is also a popular wedding song.
    There is no mention of any actual cathedral.

    Wikipedia also says
    The Church of Scotland congregation of St Columba in Glasgow dates back to 1770. It was established to cater for the spiritual needs of the large number of Gaelic-speakers from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland settling in Glasgow in search of employment. The church still has a service in Gaelic every Sunday (at 10am), as well as three weekly services in English.

    The current church building in Glasgow’s St Vincent Street was opened in September 1904 and is built in the Gothic Revival style. Because of its size and association with Gaeldom and the Gaelic language it is also popularly known as the Highland Cathedral.

    The current minister (since 2002) is the Rev Donald Michael MacInnes. Past ministers have included two former Moderators of the General Assembly, the Very Reverend Dr Norman MacLeod (minister 1835-1862) in 1836, and the Very Reverend Dr Alexander MacDonald (minister 1929-1954) in 1948.
    That one doesn't even mention the song and St Columba's in Glasgow is indeed known as the Highland Cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayola View Post
    Wikipedia says
    There is no mention of any actual cathedral.

    Wikipedia also says
    That one doesn't even mention the song and St Columba's in Glasgow is indeed known as the Highland Cathedral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by golach View Post
    I would suspect that Wiki, has got it wrong again and that St Columba's cathedral in Oban is the real Highland Cathedral


    http://www.rcdai.org.uk/pages/Cathedral.html


    but I could be wrong lol

    The link below takes you to the St Columba Glasgow web site, looks like Wiki is right


    http://www.highlandcathedral.org/

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    Now thats is a web site I would believe, many thanks Douglas Cowie.
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