Sheet Music: Bovaglie's Plaid

TitleBovaglie's Plaid
Alternate titlesRoualeyn's Plaid
ComposerJames Scott Skinner (1843–1927)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-02-03
Last updated2014-02-03
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 3 February 2014

Tune of the Day: Bovaglie's Plaid

Slow air by James Scott Skinner

This pastoral air was composed by Scots fiddler James Scott Skinner, and originally published as “Roualeyn's Plaid”. It was said to be dedicated to Roualeyn George Gordon-Cumming, an eccentric individual who was a big game hunter in Africa for a time, and wrote several books on the subject.

Sometime later, Skinner changed the name to “Bovaglie's Plaid”, which is the name given to the woodland around Bovaglie, in Glen Girnock in the parish of Crathie in Deeside. It is said that Queen Victoria likened the woodland to a Highland plaid.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!