Workshop Information

Recently, we have been trialling running a short tune-learning workshop at the beginning of each session. This involves spending 30-40 minutes learning a new tune by ear. The idea is to increase the confidence of the sessioners for playing tunes by ear and relying less on the music. After we have learned a tune, we will post notes about the tune we learned here.

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2013.06.14 - The Lea Rig (Reel)

This month's tune is a Scottish reel (can be played as a humpty dumpty hornpipe too) in G major.

Robbie Burns wrote some words to this tune:

When o'er the hill the eastern star tells bughtin-time is near, my Jo;
And owsen frae the furrowed field return sae dowf and weary o;
Down by the burn where scented birks wi' dew are hanging clear, my Jo,
I'll meet thee on the lea-rig, my ain kind dearie, o!

In mirkest glen at midnight hour,, I'd rove and ne'er be eerie o,
If thro' that glen I gaed tae thee, my ain kind dearie o,
Altho' the night were ne'er sae wild, and I were ne'er sae weary, o,
I'd meet thee on the lea-rig, my ain kind dearie, o.

The hunter lo'es the morning sun, to rouse the mountain deer, my jo,
At noon the fisher seeks the glen, along the burn tae steer, my jo,
Gi'e the hour of gloaming grey, it maks my heart sae cheery, o,
Tae meet thee on the lea-rig, my ain kind dearie, o!

X:1
T: The Lea Rig
R: Reel
K: G
BA| B2D2D2E2 | G3AG2B2 | A3B cBAG | B2E2E2BG |
B2D2D2E2 | G3AG2gf | e3d efgd | B2G2G2:|
d | edefG2B2 | cBcde2G2 | AGAB cBAG | B2E2E2BA | 
B2D2D2E2 | G3AG2gf | e3d efgd | B2G2G2:|

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