”The Gallop of Jonon Khar” is probably Mongolia’s best-known example of tatlaga, a genre of instrumental music that, sometimes accompanied by dance, tells a story through melody, rhythm, and timbre (tone quality). This tatlaga tells of the origin of the horsehead fiddle. In the musical story, a herder, Khökhöö Namjil, was given a magical winged horse. Herding his sheep by day, he mounted his winged horse by night and flew to a distant place to meet his beloved. A woman became jealous and arranged for someone to cut off the horse’s wings. The horse fell and died, and from its bones and skin, the grieving herder created a fiddle on which he played songs about his horse. This is one of those songs. (During, Levin 2001)
Fought on the 24th July 1411, the battle is considered one of the hardest fought battles to be waged on Scottish soil, lending itself the nickname ‘Red Harlaw’ due to the large number of Scottish clansmen, both Lowlander and Highlander killed in battle.