Miss Betty MacLean's Reel
X:1 T:Miss Betty MacLean’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. 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. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C a|gfed c2 (Gc)|AcGc Ec Ga|gfed c2 (Gc)|Addc dDD:| |:F|E2 CE GEcG|AcGc AFGF|E2 CE GEcE|Dddc dDD:|]
MISS BETTY MACLEAN'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Betty MacLean's Reel" and "Miss Betty MacLean's Strathspey" were composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay (b. 1773). Clan MacLean is a long history with the Inner Hebridean island of Islay. Mackay's collection is variously dated, and his date of death is unknown.