Mr. James Campbell Balmartin
X:1 T:Mr. James Campbell Balmartin M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 5) 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:G GGG2 G2Bc d3GB3G|GGG2 G2 A_B c3=FA3F|GGG2 G2Bc d3GB3G|c3eB3g c3=FA3F:| |:G3gB3g d3GB3G|G3gB3g c3=FA3F|G3gf3g e2g2d2B2|c3eB3g c3=FA3F:|
MR. JAMES CAMPBELL BALMARTIN. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mr. James Campbell Balmartin" was printed in Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (c. 1822), without a composer attribution. See note for "Mr. William Campbell Balmartin's Reel" for more on Balmartin and the Campbells.