"Lament for the Children" is one of the classical music tunes of the Great Highland Bagpipe known as piobaireachd. These tunes are structured on a basic theme that transitions through more complicated theme variations building to a grand finish. Traditionally, the first line of the Ground is repeated at the end performance. After all, a good story is ready to tell again.
This recording is the "Ground" portion of "Lament for the Children"; It is the basic theme to the entire tune. It was composed about 1650 A.D. and Angus MacKay Raasay said the inspiration for it was Padruig's loss of seven of eight sons within a year to an unknown scourge.
I made this recording for the grief I feel for the many little ones whose lives were terminated before they had a chance to live; it is for those precious children who are ill treated or abused for monetary gain or gratification; it's for the grief of a mother who regrets her abortion decision; and it's for those who are now adults that bear the scars are of a traumatic childhood.