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.