HECTOR THE HERO: a beautiful instrumental lament penned by Scottish composer and fiddler, James Scott Skinner in 1903. It was written as a tribute to Major-General, Hector MacDonald. a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century. MacDonald, a friend of Skinner's, had not long before committed suicide following accusations of homosexuality. I wanted to include this lament as a tribute to all those who have suffered and continue to suffer because of sexual prejudice, hatred and fear.