The Dying Year
I’ve heard this tune played by a few Scots fiddlers and it’s a beautiful slow air. Shetland fiddler Willie Hunter credited James Scott Skinner with the composition, but it’s actually by J D Michie of Brechin (1884-1960), who wrote it in 1935 for his one-time pupil and long-term friend Angus Fitchet, the late Dundonian fiddler (who later returned the favour and wrote a popular march called "Mr Michie").
Aptly, my transcription is from the playing of Angus Fitchet.
Re: The Dying Year
Looks beautiful! Thank you for posting this, Nigel.