Laxo Burn reel

By Arthur Scott Robertson

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Laxo Burn has been added to 13 tune sets.

Laxo Burn has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Laxo Burn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|"D"FD~D2 FGA=c|"G"BG~G2 GABd|"A7"^cA~A2 cdeg|"D"fdcd "G"Bd"A"Ad|
"D"FD~D2 FGA=c||"G"BG~G2 GABd|"A7"^cA~A2 cdeg|"D"fddc d2:|
|:zg|"D"f2df Afdf|"Em"g2eg Bgeg|"E7"^g2eg Bgeg|"A"a2ea "A7"ceA=g|
"D"f2df Afdf|"Em"g2eg "E7"Bge^g|"A7"aA~A2 cde=g|"D"fddc d2:|
X: 2
T: Laxo Burn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|F>D D/D/D FGA=c|B>G G2 GABd|c>A A/A/A cdeg|fdcd BdAd|
F>D D/D/D FGA=c|B>G G2 GABd|c>A A/A/A cdeg|f2 d2 d2||
g2|f2 d<f Afdf|g2 e<g Bgeg|^g2 e<g Bgeg|^g<aea caA=g|
f2 d<f Afdf|g2 e<g Bge^g|a>A A/A/A cdeg|f2 d2 d2||

Six comments

Laxo Burn

One of the ‘Common Tunes for Scottish Sessions’ compiled by the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club, Spring 2015.
Notation from John Chambers abc website (
The Fiddler’s Companion ( supplies the following:
Composed by Scottish national champion fiddler Arthur Scott Robertson…. Laxo Burn was his favourite (sea) trout-fishing stream in the Shetlands. Laxo Burn flows into Laxo Voe. The ‘A’ part is shared with “The Chamberlain,” “Reel à/de Rémi,” and “Reel de l’hôtelier,” however, the ‘B’ part appears original to Robertson. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 192, pg. 121.

Laxo Burn, X:2

X2 is the setting Arthur Scott Robertson published in his five-volume collection of his compositions in the mid-1980s. He also recorded it on his 1991 album.

ID of the first tune in “Set”

Anyone know the name of the first tune in this set … before Laxo Burn? ( if so … session number ?)
Jenna Reid is truly a remarkable player,

ID of the first tune in “Set”

There are two tunes before Laxo Burn in the set (the one in the video anyway), they are

- Archie Neil Chisholm by Brenda Stubbert , which isn’t in the Session database yet
- Trip To Miriam’s by Colin Farrell which is here
Jenna is playing a different variation of the tune though.