Forbes Leith reel

By James Scott Skinner

Also known as Mrs Forbes Leith, Mrs Forbes Of Leith, Mrs. Forbes Leith.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Forbes Leith has been added to 1 tune set.

Forbes Leith has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Forbes Leith
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
||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||
2
X: 2
T: Forbes Leith
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
B,A,B,D FBdc|BABG FDB,D|C=B,CE Gced|cBAG FEDC|
B,A,B,D FBdc|BABG FDB,D|EGcd ecgf|f=e_ec AfeA||
B2 AB dBAB|fBgB fBAB|F2 =EF AFEF|cFeF dFcF|
B2 AB dBAB|fBgB fBAB|EGce DFBd|dcBA B4||

Five comments

Forbes Leith

Another tune from Aly Bain’s repertoire. It’s in Bb. Composer - James Scott Skinner.

Re: Forbes Leith

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.

Re: Forbes Leith

Thank you for the information, Nigel. I learned the tune in the mid 1990s (from Aly Bain’s “50 Fiddle Solos”).

Re: Mrs Forbes Of Leith

OK, thanks for this great tune. Where does it come from ?

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