Sheet Music: Corn Riggs Are Bonnie

TitleCorn Riggs Are Bonnie
Alternate titlesRigs 'o Barley
Corn Rigs Are Bonny
T'was upon a Lammas Night
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeA4–B5
Time signature2/2
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-05-07
Last updated2011-05-07
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Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 7 May 2011

Tune of the Day: Corn Riggs Are Bonnie

Traditional Scottish tune

This tune dates from the 17th century, and a country dance of the same name was frequently taught by country dance masters in Scotland in the 19th century. Both the tune and the dance were also well-known in County Donegal, Ireland.

The tune has words (“It was upon a Lammas night / When the corn rigs were bonnie”) written to it by the Scottish national poet Robert Burns, and they are still popular. An arrangement of Burns' song notably appears in the 1973 thriller film The Wicker Man.