A.A. Cameron’s strathspey

Also known as A.A. Cameron.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Mrs Martha Knowles (a few times), The New Bob (a few times), The Pitnacree Ferryman (a few times), A Cup Of Tea (a few times) and The Cliffs Of Dooneen (a few times).

A.A. Cameron’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

A.A. Cameron's has been added to 117 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: A.A. Cameron's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:e<A A2 B>G d>B|e<A A2 d>g (3fed|e<A A2 B>G d>B|B<G G>B d>g (3fed:|
|:B<e e>f g>e a>f|B<e e>f g>e (3fed|B<e e>f g>e a>f|d<B G>B d>g (3fed:|
X: 2
T: A.A. Cameron's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e<A A2 B>G d>B | e<A A2 d>g (3fed | e<A A2 B>G d>B | g<B G>B d>g (3fed :|
c<e e>f g>e a>e | c<e e>f g>e (3fed | c<e e>f g>e a>e | d<B G>B d>g (3fed :|

Eleven comments

A.A. Cameron’s

I got this strathspey from the recording by Finlay MacDonald, a Scottish piper. Pretty simple tune, but you’ll get in a trance after playing it several times.
The triplet in the end makes it easy to move on to a jig. Try the set of this strathspey and Scatter the Mud.

This would also move into the Congress Reel very nicely…

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A.A.Cameron’s

Recorded by "Silly Wizard".

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Great Song!!

I like to follow up this tune with The Ale is Dear.

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I love this tune—I sometimes play Atholl Highlander’s right after it.

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A.A. Cameron

Great tune
From what i’ve heard, named after A. A. Cameron of Mucomir (Lochaber) who was a national champion of the Highland Games in his day.

isn’t that c# instead of of a B in the b-part?

Well, the ABC states: E dorian, and if you play this tune on the Scottish pipes, you’re in A mixolydian throughout (albeit with a strong E flavour in the 2nd part).
In this mode, C-sharp sounds better alright, and a few other modifications can benefit the tune.
If you play this tune against a, say, mandola accompaniment, the B’s are not necessarily out of place, especially if you ‘drone’ a G…

A.A. Cameron’s, X:2

As played by Silly Wizard on their ‘Wild and Beautiful’ album from 1979.

1979! Eek! I remember when it was newly out; what excitement!