A.A. Cameron’s strathspey

Also known as A.A. Cameron.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

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

A.A. Cameron's has been added to 123 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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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!