Fertish Hill (The)

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FERTISH HILL, THE. Scottish, Jig. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Borders fiddler-composer John Pringle (c. 1770-c. 1807), titled after a hill near Hawick, Roburghshire, in his home area. There was a tryst, or cattle-market at Hawick in the 18th century, held in October, "upon both sides of the high road leading from the top of Hawick-Loan to Burnflat, and along the north side of Fertish Hill."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Pringle (A Second Collection of Strathspeys, Reels & Jiggs &c.), c. 1805.

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