Lady Elinor Campbell's Reel

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X:1 T:Lady Elinor Campbell’s Reel C:Alexander Mackay M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 10) 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. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A|AFEF ABcA|BAGA Bcde|cBAc d2 df|ecdB A/A/A A:| |:d|cdea cdec|defa defd|cdea cdec|dBec A/A/A A:|]



LADY ELINOR CAMPBELL'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Lady Elinor Campbell's Reel" was composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay (born. 1773). Mackay dedicated his collection to her. Mackay's 'Lady Elinor' was born Eleanor Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas (1796-1832), who married Walter Frederick Campbell (1798-1855), a landowner and MP for Argyllshire for the better part of twenty years. She was the daughter ofFrancis Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas (1772-1855), Earl of Wemyss of Gosford House, Haddington, East Lothian, and Margaret Campbell of Shawfield, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. In 1821 Walterfounded the village of Port Ellen (shortened from Eleanor) at Bay on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, naming it after her.


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Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), c. 1822; p. 10.






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