Miss Anne Campbell Balmartin's Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Anne Campbell Balmartin's Reel 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. 23) 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 reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb e|dB B2 dB B2|AccB Acce|dB B2 dBBF|GBFB DB,B,:| E|(D/E/F) FB FBFB|(D/E/F) FB GCCE|(D/E/F) FB GBFB|EGFE DB,B,E| (D/E/F) FB GBFB|(D/E/F) FB GCCE|(D/E/F) Fe dBcA|BFGB DB,B,||



MISS ANNE CAMPBELL BALMARTIN'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Miss Anne Campbell Balmartin's Reel" was printed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay without composer attribution in his Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (Glasgow, c. 1822). It was one of several tunes in the collection for members of the Campbell of Balmartin family; Anne was perhaps the namesake and daughter of Ann and Donald Campbell of the farming estate of Balmartin, central Islay. See note for "Mr. William Campbell Balmartin's Reel" for more on Balmartin and the Campbells.


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Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 23.






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