The Cameron Highlander barndance

Also known as Cameron Highlander’s, Cameron Highlanders, The Cameron Highlanders’ March, The Cameron Highlanders, Cameronian Highlander, The Cameronian Highlander, Cameronian Highlanders, The Cameronian Highlanders.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cameron Highlander has been added to 177 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|a|:A2ec A2eA|f2e2 e2a2|A2ec A2eA|c2B2 B2c2|
A2ec A2eA|f2e2 e2a2|faea caBa|c2A2 A2 a2:||
:f2ea c2Aa|c2A2 A2a2|f2ea c2Aa|c2B2B2a2|
f2ea c2Aa|ecac e2a2|faea ca Ba|1c2A2 A2 a2:|2c2A2 A2 ec||:
AAec AecA|f2e2 e2a2|AAec AecA|c2B2 B2ec|
AAec AecA|f2e2 e2a2|faea caBa|1c2A2 A2 ec:|2c2A2 A2a2||
faea caAa|c2A2 A2a2|faea caAa|c2B2 B2a2|faea caAa|ecac efga|
faea ca Ba|c2A2 A2a2|faea caBa|AaBa caAa|
faea ca Aa|c2B2 B2ec|AAcA eAcA|eAfA gAaA|
faea caBa|c2A2 A2a2||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AF|D2FA D2FA|BBAF A2FE|D2FA D2FA|GAFG E2AF|
D2FA D2FA|BBAF Adcd|B3A FAEA|FDD2 D2 :|
|:FA|BdBA FAEA| FDDE D2FA|BdBA FADE|FEED E2FA|
B2BA FAEA|FDDE D2FA|BdAd FAEA|FDDE D2:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF |: D2FA D2FA | (3BcB AF A2Bd | D2FA D2FA | (3GAG ED EGFE | D2FA D2FA | (3BcB AF d4 | (3Bcd BA F2EG | FDDC D2 :||
dA |: B2BA FAEA | FDDC D2FA | B2BA FADE | FEED E2FA | B2BA FAD2 | (3BcB AF E4 | (3Bcd BA F2FG | FDDC D2:||
# Added by hetty .
ABC
X: 4
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF |: D2FA DAFA | BB AF AABd | D2FA DAFA | GEED EEFA |
D2FA DAFA | BB AF d3A | (3Bcd BA FAEG |1 FDDE D2FE:|2FDDE D2dA :|
|: B2BA FAEA | FDDE D2dA | B2BA FAdA | FEED E2dA |
ABBA FAdA | BB AF E2dA | (3Bcd BA FAEG |1 FDDE D2dA:|2 FDDE Dffe||
ABC
X: 5
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ec | A2 ce A2 ce | f2 ec e2 ga | A2 ce Aece | dBBA Beec |
A2 ce Aecd | eAfA gA a2 | faea caBd | c2 A2 A2 :|
(3aaa) | faea caBd | cA (3AAA A2 (3aaa | faea caBd | cBBA B2 (3aaa |
faea caBd | cAce a3 e | faea caBd | c2 A2 A2 :|
ABC

Ten comments

Album Danu : think before you think
this tune needs a lot of variotions to make it sound as nice as on the album

The Cameron Highlanders - Scott Skinner composition

This is originally a Scott Skinner march which has four parts. It is called The Cameron HighlanderS. Again, the setting has changed now that it has ben absorbed into the Irish tradition but it is recognisably the same tune.

John

Nice tune thanks for posting it.

The Cameron Highlanders

Here’s the full version.

|a|:A2ec A2eA|f2e2 e2a2|A2ec A2eA|c2B2 B2c2|
A2ec A2eA|f2e2 e2a2|faea caBa|c2A2 A2 a2:||
:f2ea c2Aa|c2A2 A2a2|f2ea c2Aa|c2B2B2a2|
f2ea c2Aa|ecac e2a2|faea ca Ba|1c2A2 A2 a2:|2c2A2 A2 ec||:
AAec AecA|f2e2 e2a2|AAec AecA|c2B2 B2ec|
AAec AecA|f2e2 e2a2|faea caBa|1c2A2 A2 ec:|2c2A2 A2a2||
faea caAa|c2A2 A2a2|faea caAa|c2B2 B2a2|faea caAa|ecac efga|
faea ca Ba|c2A2 A2a2|faea caBa|AaBa caAa|
faea ca Aa|c2B2 B2ec|AAcA eAcA|eAfA gAaA|
faea caBa|c2A2 A2a2||

Cumhaltas link for Mulcahy recording

Here is a link to a recording made by the Mulcahy family from Abbeyfeale Co.Limerick.
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_237_1_the_mulcahy_family_in_concert

They play "Cameron Highlander" with "Her Golden Hair was Hanging Down Her Back"

My transposition of the tune is as follows;

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Reel
K: D

AF |: D2FA D2FA | (3BcB AF A2Bd | D2FA D2FA | (3GAG ED EGFE | D2FA D2FA | (3BcB AF d4 | (3Bcd BA F2EG | FDDC D2 :||
dA |: B2BA FAEA | FDDC D2FA | B2BA FADE | FEED E2FA | B2BA FAD2 | (3BcB AF E4 | (3Bcd BA F2FG | FDDC D2:||

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Mulcahy’s

Hi,
this is what I hear them playing:

AF |: D2FA DAFA | BB AF AABd | D2FA DAFA | GEED EEFA |
D2FA DAFA | BB AF d3A | (3Bcd BA FAEG |1 FDDE D2FE:|2FDDE D2dA :|
|: B2BA FAEA | FDDE D2dA | B2BA FAdA | FEED E2dA |
ABBA FAdA | BB AF E2dA | (3Bcd BA FAEG |1 FDDE D2dA:|2 FDDE Dffe||

The Cameron Highlanders in Amaj, 2 part version

Just adding this version, as played originally by Stockton’s Wing, and played fairly widespread now.
Quite a departure from how Skinner wrote it…