Sheet Music: The Bonnie Lass O’ Bon Accord

TitleThe Bonnie Lass O’ Bon Accord
ComposerJames Scott Skinner (1843–1927)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-02-11
Last updated2014-02-11
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Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Tune of the Day: The Bonnie Lass O’ Bon Accord

Air by James Scott Skinner

This is one of the most famous tunes composed by Scots fiddler James Scott Skinner. It was composed in 1884, and it is still popular today. “Bon Accord” is an affectionate name for the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, and appears on the city's coat-of-arms. The “Bonnie Lass” lass of the title was a young girl named Wilhelmina Bell, whose father used to play bass fiddle for Skinner's father.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!