Miss Balcetti's Reel

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MISS BALCETTI'S REEL. AKA and see "Mr. Charles Hunter's Reel." A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish dancing master and musician Duncan MacIntyre (c. 1767-1807), who established a practice in Edinburgh, but who moved to London in the 1790's. It was in the English city that he published his 1794 collection, dedicated to Lady Charlotte Campbell. The reel appears under the title "Miss Balcetti's Reel" in the first edition of MacIntyre's collection, but in later editions it was changed to "Mr. Charles Hunter's Reel."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacIntyre (A Collection of Slow Airs, Reels and Strathspeys), 1794; p. 14.

Recorded sources:




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