Lucy Campbell strathspey

Also known as Lucy Campbell’s, Miss Lucy Campbell.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Miss Lyall (a few times), The Baker (a few times), Calum Breugach (a few times), Captain Campbell (a few times) and Craig O’Barns (a few times).

Lucy Campbell has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lucy Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
f | "A"e<Ae>c e<Ae>c | e<Ae>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e<Ae>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"{f}a>fe>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "A"a/g/f e>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"{f}a>fe>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: B | "A"A>Bc>A c<ec>B | A>Bc>e "Bm"f>BB>c | "A"A>Bc>A c<ec>A | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"e<ac>a e<ac>a | e<ac>e "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e<ac>a "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
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X: 2
T: Lucy Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
f | "A"e<Ae>c e<Ae>c | e<Ae>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e<Ae>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"{f}a>fe>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "A"a/g/f e>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"{f}a>fe>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: B | "A"A>Bc>A c<ec>B | A>Bc>e "Bm"f>BB>c | "A"A>Bc>A c<ec>A | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"e<ac>a e<ac>a | e<ac>e "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e<ac>a "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"e/e/A e>c e/e/A e>c | e/e/A e>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e/e/A e>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"a/a/f e>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "A"a/g/f e>c "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"a/a/f e>c "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: B | "A"A/A/B c>A c<e{cd}c>B | A/A/B c>e "Bm"f>BB>c | "A"A/A/B c>A c<e{cd}c>A | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
|: f | "A"e/e/a c>a e/e/a c>a | e/e/a c>e "Bm"f>BB>f | "A"e/e/a c>a "Em"e>f{f}g>e | "F#m"a/g/f e>c "A"e<AA :|
# Added by Tate .

Five comments

Lucy Campbell

This is a pipe strathspey that is rather well known in Cape Breton. Some fiddlers play it twice through, others only once. If you do play it twice through, try adding some variations, like the ones in setting two.

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Miss Lucy Campbell

This tune also goes by the name of Miss Lucy Campbell, and is different from the Irish reel named Lucy Campbell, which is rarely, if ever, heard in Cape Breton. If you were to ask any Cape Breton fiddler to play Lucy Campbell, they would more than likely play this strathspey.

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Cutting Up

The "variations" in setting two are examples of what is know as "cutting up a strathspey." I’d first heard Andrea Beaton cut up this tune, and I decided to cut it up wherever possible, creating some fun but tricky bowing.

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Lucy Campbell (strathspey)

Hamish Moore recorded a similar Cape Breton version of the tune on the small pipes. It’s within the pipe scale!

Niel Gow

This is a Niel Gow tune, and it would appear it was written specifically written for the pipe scale. I have read in highland pipe books that this is considered a competition strathspey, like other 4-part strathspeys, such as Maggie Cameron.

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