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X:1 T:Lady Binning M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 2 (1844–1845, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A (ABc2) {c}B3A ce3 c4|{e}d3c {c}B3A GB3 TE4|(ABc2) {c}B3A ce3 c4|1 AGFE FG3 [C4A4][C4A4]:|2 agfe e2f2 {g}a4|| (efg2)|a3ef3e a3A dcBA|G3BE3B G3BE3g|a3ef3e a2A2 dcBA|GAB2 EFG2 A4 A2g2| a3ef3e a3Ac3A|G3BE3B G3BE3B|A3cB3d c3ed3f|(ag).f.e (fg3) [c4a4][c4a4]||

LADY BINNING. AKA - "Lady Binnie." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Kerr): AB (Surenne): AA'B (Athole, Balmoral, Gow, Lowe, Skye). Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning (1697-1732) was a Scottish politician. He was the son of Thomas Hamilton, 6th Earl of Haddington and Helen Hope, and used his father's subsidiary title of Lord Binning as a courtesy title. Their elder son Thomas became the 7th Earl of Haddington. The estates of Jerviswood and Mellerstain passed to their second son George who changed his name to Baillie-Hamilton and was ancestor of the 10th and later Earls of Haddington. The title 'Lord Binning' and 'Lady Binning' were used as courtesy titles for the eldest sons of the Earls. ' "Lady Binnie" was the first tune in a medley, paired with the reel "Shores of Lake Erie", recorded in August of 1908 by Scottish fiddler William Craig. Unfortunately, very little is known about Craig, who recorded for a few years for Edison in the first decade of the 20th century. He was living in Glenburnie, Scotland, at the time of his death on July 10th, 1911.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Gow (Complete Repository, Part 4), 1817; p. 23. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 5, p. 4. J. Kenyon Lees (Balmoral Reel Book), c. 1910; p. 13. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 2), 1844–1845; p. 2. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 9. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 9. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 42-43.

Recorded sources : - Edison Standard Record #9893 (cylinder), William Craig (Aug., 1908)

See also listing at :
Hear William Craig's 1908 recording at the Internet Archive [1]

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