Wemyss

Wemyss (1643 – 1648) – Copied from her sister’s book (which has not so far been discovered) by Lady Margaret Wemyss (1630 – 1648), of Wemyss Castle in Fife. Inscription: ‘begunne june 5 1643′, when Margaret was twelve years old. A mixture of French and Scottish pieces, many in Harp Sharp or Harp Flat tunings, typical of the transitional period between the 10- and 11-course lute. Contains many beautiful airs, such as My Lady Binnis Lilt. 10c and 12c lutes in various tunings.

Either click on the SoundCloud files for continuous play, or choose individual tracks from the area below.

1. Lady Lie Nier Me
2. General Lelly’s Goodnight
3. I choys to by my lon
4. My Lady Binnis Lilt
5. Blew Ribben

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