Cabar Feidh

Cabar Feidh (Gaelic for "Stag's Antlers") has been the emblem of the Seaforth Mackenzies since the 13th century. The chief of the clan is also referred to as Cabar Feidh. The tune is probably derived from an old gaelic song "Moladh Chabair Fidh" ("In Praise of Cabar Feidh") which celebrates the part played by the chief and the clan in the 1715 Jacobite uprising. The tune first appears in printed form in the mid 1700's as a reel for the fiddle. As a pipe tune, it was used by the Seaforth Highlanders, in strathspey form, as a battle charge.