Laird of Bemersyde (The)

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J. Scott Skinner

LAIRD OF BEMERSYDE, THE. AKA – "Chief of Bemersyde (The)." Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Air. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by the self-proclaimed "Strathspey King," J. Scott Skinner (1843–1927), dedicated to Earl Haig. The Haig's were the Lairds of Bemersyde, Berwick, whose motto (by Thomas the Rhymer) was "Tyde what may, What e're betyde, Haig shall be Haig of Bemersyde!" The lands of Bemersyde have remained with the Haig family for over eight hundred years. Field Marshall Earl Haig [1], was a hero of South Africa and World War I.

Earl Haig (1861–1928)

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 311, p. 112. Skinner (Cairngorm Series No. 4), 1922.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
See Skinner's handwritten [2] and printed [3] copies at the University of Aberdeen's Skinner collection.
Download [4] a recording of Skinner playing the tune at the University of Aberdeen's Skinner collection.




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