A.A. Cameron’s strathspey

Also known as A.A. Cameron.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune 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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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!