T: Forbes Leith
||B,A,B,D FBdc|BABG FDB,D|C=B,CE Bced|cBAG FEDC|
B,A,B,D FBdc|BABG FDB,D|EGcd ecgf|f=e_ec Agec||
||B2AB dBAB|fBgB fBdB|F2=EF AFEF|cFeF dFcF|
B2AB dBAB|fBgB fBdB|EGce DFBd|dcBA B4||
Also known as Mrs Forbes Leith, Mrs. Forbes Leith.
There are 9 recordings of this tune.
Forbes Leith has been added to 3 tunebooks.
Another tune from Aly Bain’s repertoire. It’s in Bb. Composer - James Scott Skinner.
Originally published in 1868 ("Thirty New Strathspeys and Reels") and later in 1881 ("Miller o’ Hirn" Collection) as "Mrs Forbes Leith". She was apparently from Whitehaugh House, in the parish of Forbes near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.
Thank you for the information, Nigel. I learned the tune in the mid 1990s (from Aly Bain’s "50 Fiddle Solos").