Dugald Campbell Esq. of Ballinaby's Jig

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X: 1 T:Dugald Campbell Esq. of Ballinaby's Jig B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 4) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. M:6/8 L:1/8 K:A Minor G|E2A ABc|BAG Bcd|GEE EDE|GED D2G| E2A ABc|BAG Bcd|edeg2B|ABAA2:| |:c|BAG Bcd|GAc BAB|GEE EDE|GEDD2c| BAG Bcd|GAB dBd|edeg2B|ABAA2:|



DUGALD CAMPBELL ESQ. OF BALLINABY'S JIG. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Dugald Campbell Esq. of Ballinaby's Jig" was composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay. Ballinaby is a small farming estate near the western shore of the Hebridean Isle of Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland. Southwest across the straight is northern Ireland. There are several recorded Viking burials at Ballinaby, and an eighteenth century report mentions three 'stupendous' stones standing in a row here (one of which still exists intact, with another partially standing). Dugald Campbell of Ballinaby was born in 1773 (date of death unknown) and married Isabella Hunter of East Lothian, fifteen years his junior. They had at least one son, Colin, born in 1814. See also Dugald's own composition "Islay Bachelor's Strathspey," also included by Mackay in his collection, along with the unattributed composition "Mr. Dougal Campbell of Ballinaby's Strathspey." See also Mackay's composition for Dugald's wife, Helen, "Mrs. Campbell of Balinaby's Reel."


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Printed sources : - Charles Gore (A Fiddler's Book of Scottish Jigs from the 18th and 19th Centuries ); 1997; No. 10. Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Airs), c. 1822; p. 4.






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