Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness jig

Also known as Inspector Campbell Of Ness, Inspector Donald Campbell, Pipe Major Donald Campbell.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness has been added to 5 tune sets.

Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A3 c2B|cff ecA|a3 ecc|fee faa|
A3 c2B|cff ecA|acc Bcc|ecA A2e:|
f3 fec|e3 ecB|c3 cBc|Ace faa|
f3 fec|e3 cBc|acc Bcc|1 ecA A2e:|2 ecA A2a||
c3 B3|cff ecA|a3 f3|eaa fef|
c3 B3|cff ecA|acc Bcc|ecA A2a:|
c3 cBc|e3 ece|f3 fef|afe faa|
c3 cBc|eff Ace|acc Bcc|1 ecA A2B:|2 ecA A3||
X: 2
T: Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A3 BcB|cef ecA|a2a fec|f2e faa|
A3 BcB|cef ecA|a2c Bcc|ecA A3:|
f3 fec|e3 ecB|c3 cBc|Ace faa|
f2a fec|efe Ace|a2c Bcc|ecA A3:|
X: 3
T: Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
"A"A3 c2B|cff ecA|a3 ecc|"D"fee "E"faa|
"A"A3 c2B|cff ecA|acc "E"Bcc|"A"ecA A2e:|
"D"f3 fec|"A"e3 ecB|c3 cBc|Ace faa|
"D"f3 fec|"E"e3 cBc|"A"acc "E"Bcc|1 "A"ecA A2e:|2 "A"ecA A2a||
"A"c3 B3|cff ecA|a3 "D"f3|"A"eaa "E"fef|
"A"c3 "E"B3|"A"cff ecA|acc "E"Bcc|"A"ecA A2a:|
"A"c3 cBc|e3 ece|"D"f3 fef|"A"afe "E"faa|
"A"c3 cBc|"D"eff "A"Ace|acc "E"Bcc|1 "A"ecA A2B:|2 "A"ecA A3||

Thirteen comments

Gan Ainm

I heard this tune at a session in Drumshanbo, but I don’t know the name… Does anyone know it ?
Maybe it’s just a version of an existing tune, I love it though.

Johnny Junior

Where did you get the name "Johnny Junior" from?

I have played it through and it reminds me of a tune, I don’t know what, possibly a Scottish pipe tune. In particular the 2nd part but I think the first part starts differently.

All very vague I know.

Oh Johnny Junior is just a joke, it’s because the boy who played this tune looked like someone I know called Johnny…
If someone has a proper name for this tune, I’ll change it.
Do you know the name of your Scottish pipe tune ?

No I don’t have the name. I wouldn’t name the tune after a "joke" on here or that might end up seeping into the tradition and before you know it someone has it on their album called Johnny Junior and labelling it as an old traditional Irish tune. Much better to call it just Gan Ainm as Jeremy asks you to.

I will have a dig around and see if I can come up with a name for it.

Ok you’re right, it’s not a good idea especially if it’s a recent composition. I’ve changed the name to Gan Ainm, thank you for telling me.

Inspector Donald Campbell of Ness

Ahh - it is a 2 part version of the 4 part pipe tune "Inspector Donald Campbell of Ness". An online source has the composer as Peter MacLeod Jnr.

Of course this could be an established Irish version with parts 3 and 4 stripped out and parts 1 and 2 changed.

I should say thanks to Karen Hannah for providing the title.

Ok I found it played by the band Canterach (on iTunes).
I’ve changed the abc and added the other 2 parts, it must be ok now.

Here’s the version I know anyway :

X: 1
T: Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
A3 BcB|cef ecA|a2a fec|f2e faa|
A3 BcB|cef ecA|a2c Bcc|ecA A3:|
f3 fec|e3 ecB|c3 cBc|Ace faa|
f2a fec|efe Ace|a2c Bcc|ecA A3:|

…And thank you for your help !

And nicely done too. I was rushing out when I saw this and had planned to come back to chase up a title for you, but I see you’re in good hands anyway… ;-)

Fair play to you Ulysse. Good job there. Thank you for taking the time.

Tune Origin

Yes, this is a pipe jig, by Pipe Major Peter MacLeod, from Skye. Played the same on pipes as it’s written here. Such a beautiful tune when accompanied with the right chords.

Inspector Donald Campbell Of Ness, X:3

Setting #3 is identical to setting #1, but with some basic chords added, in response to a request in Discussions. I have tried to keep the chords changes to a minimum - and some of my chord choices are no doubt disputable.