Mrs. Campbell of Balinaby's Reel
X:1 T:Mrs. Campbell of Balinaby’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. 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 are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|BGdG BGGB|A=FcF AFAc|BGdG Bcdf|egdg BGG:| g|bgaf gdde|=fdc_B AFFa|bgaf gdde|dgfa gddg| bgaf gdde|=fdc_B AFFA|G_BAc Bdc=f|dgfa gdd||
MRS. CAMPBELL OF BALINABY'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Campbell of Balinaby's Reel" was composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay (born 1775) for Isabella Hunter, spouse of Dugald Campbell owner of the small farming estate of Ballinaby, on the west coast of the Hebridean island of Islay. See note for "Dugald Campbell Esq. of Ballinaby's Jig" for more.