PS 280 – Mrs Smith’s Salute

      Fàilte Baintighearna Mhic a’ Ghobhainn

Primary Sources

K1 Index: Failte Ban-tighearna Mhic a Ghobhainn / Index: Mrs Smith’s Salute K1.87: 205
KK Failte Bhan-thighearna Mhic a Ghobhann / Mrs Smith Salute… KK.14: 26

Notes on Gaelic Title

Fàilte Baintighearna Mhic a’ Ghobhainn Failte Ban-tighearna Mhic a Ghobhainn / Mrs Smith’s Salute K1 index; Failte Bhan-thighearna Mhic a Ghobhann / Mrs Smith Salute KK. Mrs Smith’s Salute. Literally but perhaps incorrectly ‘Lady Smith’s Salute’. Stated in KK to have been composed by John MacKenzie, 1837 [i.e. John Bàn MacKenzie, see B. MacKenzie, Piping traditions of the North of Scotland, Edinburgh (1998), pp. 27-33]. Possibly another of Angus MacKay’s over-elaborations of an English title into Gaelic. Mrs Smith is assumed to have lived about the time the tune was made.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2011)

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