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!