Loch Of Lumgair jig

By Charlie Sherrit

Also known as The Loch Of Lumgair.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Loch Of Lumgair has been added to 1 tune set.

Loch Of Lumgair has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Loch Of Lumgair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: Bb Major
F/E|D>FB d>cB|e3 G2 E|D>FB B>cd|d3 c2 F|
D>FB d>cB|e3 G2 B|A>cf e>dc|B3 B>FE|
D>FB d>cB|e3 G2 E|D>FB B>cd|d3 c2 F|
D>FB d>cB|e2 G c>BG|A>cf e>dc|B3 B3/2||
d/e|f>dB B>FD|E>GB e2 c|d>fd B>AB|c>AF F>de|
f>dB B>FD|E>GB e2 c|d>fd e>cA|B3 B>de|
f>dB B>FD|E>GB e2 c|d>fd B>AB|c>AF F>EC|
D>FB d>cB|e2 G c>BG|A>cf e>dc|B3 B3/2||
X: 2
T: Loch Of Lumgair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A/G|F>Ad f>ed|g3 B2 G|F>Ad d>ef|f3 e2 A|
F>Ad f>ed|g2 B e>dB|c>ea g>fe|d3 d3/2:|
|:f/g|a>fd d>AF|G>Bd g2 e|f>af d>cd|
[1 e>cA A>fg|a>fd d>AF|G>Bd g2 e|f>af g>ec|d3 d3/2:|
[2 e>cA A>GE|F>Ad f>ed|g2 B e>dB|c>ea g>fe|d3 d3/2||
X: 3
T: Loch Of Lumgair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|F>Ad f>ed|g2 G B>AG|F>Ad d>ef|f3 e2 A|
F>Ad f2 d|g2 B e>dB|c>ea g2 c|d3 d2:|
|:f/g/|a>fd d>AF|G2 d g>fe|f>af d>cd|
[1 e>cA A2 f/g/|a>fd d>AF|G>Bd g3|f>af gec|d3- d2:|
[2 e2 c AGE|F>Ad f2 d|g2 B e>dB|cea g2 c|d3 d2||
X: 4
T: Loch Of Lumgair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|FAd fed|g2 B d2 G|FAd dcd|f2 d ecA|
FAd f2 d|g2 B e2 B|cea g2 c|d3 d2:|
|:f|afd dAF|GB/c/d g2 e|faf dcd|
[1 e2 A efg|afd dAF|G2 d g2 e|faf g2 c|d3 d2:|
[2 e2 A GFE|FAd fed|g2 B e2 B|cea g2 c|d3- d2||

Twenty-one comments

K: Bb Major

It’s in the key of Bb Major but there isn’t that choice in the drop down menu, and so the relative key of C Dorian has been clicked on in order to get those necessary two flats.

Composed by Charlie Sherrit.
The loch is near Stonehaven.

I say "loch", but it’s more of a boggy bit of ground.

I say "boggy", but it’s apparently classed as fenland.

Important, ecologically speaking. Obviously good enough for a tune to be written after it.

I was hoping you were around Weejie. What little I’d found about the loch the more I was curious to go see for myself. As always, thanks…

Charlie Sherritt Week!? ~ anyone else up for celebrating another composer?

I’ve started. I’m hoping that others will have a few more tunes of his to add this week, with some comment. I’ve only ever come to his compositions second hand, never from the composer himself, so I know little or nothing about him and would welcome more information on the person as well. I’ll also send out a few emails to folks who have participated in this kind of thing in the past. ~ with appreciation, ‘c’

I’d also planned to add a D setting for this one, and something a bit more basic…

All I know about Charlie Sherrit (sometimes spelled with two ‘t’s - but more often with one) is picked up from hearsay . I believe that he was from Aberdeen, and a box player. I gather his name was Charles Fraser Sherrit, and he might have been in the police force at one time. He published his own books. Maybe someone has copies.

Some tunes:

Corby Loch (in Aberdeenshire)
Juniper Jig
Jack’s Jig
Jemimaville Jig
The Quarryman
Drumgesk Polka
The Pirnmill Polka
Genteel Gent
Shearing Of The Shepherd
Silver Bracelet
Big Mac
Church Street
Cran Hill
Currie Bridge
Dess Lodge
Leddach Reel
Monday Reel
Perwinnes Moss
Rosemount Reel
Kindie Burn
Ladylea Hill
Shores Of Lochalsh
The Scaffie’s Cairt (the refuse cart)
The Hollybank Hornpipe
Bouncing Bobby
Mulloch Cairn
Drookit Donald

I think Sandy MacIntyre was a chum. Might explain why Sherrit tunes get played in Cape Breton.

Thanks again Weejie, and DonaldK too. I had wondered about the spelling, having seen both. And Sandy and Sherrit were chums, great! That opens other possible sources for info.

“The Shearing Of The Shepherd” - C: Charlie F. Sherrit

# Added by ceolachan - April 12th, 2013

Is no one else game to contribute a Sherrit tune other than Nigel and me?

Thanks geoff, better late than never. 😉 ~ appreciation too for catching one I’d missed…