Maggie Cameron strathspey

Also known as Maggie Cameron’s.

There are 33 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Maggie Cameron has been added to 5 tune sets.

Maggie Cameron has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Maggie Cameron
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
(uef3)|ve4 (cA3) ce3c3A|e3cA3c (ce3)(ef3)|e4 (cA3) ce3c3A|d3BG3B (Bd3)(df3)|
e4 (cA3) ce3c3A|e3cA3c e4 ((3a2g2f2)|e3Ac3A ((3c2d2e2) (c3A)|d3BG3B (Bd3)(df3)||
vea3c3a e3ac3a|((3g2f2e2) ua3uc (ce3) (ef3)|ea3c3a e3fg3e|((3d2c2B2) ug3uB (Bd3)(df3)|
ea3c3a e3ac3a|((3g2f2e2) ua3uc e4 ((3e2f2g2)|((3a2g2f2) (g3e) ((3f2e2d2) (e3c)|((3d2c2B2) ug3uB (Bd3)(df3)||
ve4 (c3e) AAA2 (c3e)|AAA2(c3e) AAA2 ((3a2g2f2)|e4 (c3e) AAA2 (c3e)|((3d2c2B2) ug3uB(Bd3)(df3)|
e4 (c3e) AAA2 (c3e)|AAA2 (c3e) AAA2 ((3a2g2f2)|e3Ac3A ((3c2d2e2) (c3A)|((3d2c2B2) ug3uB(Bd3)(df3)||
vea3a3g f3eab3|a3fe3d ((3c2d2e2) (ef3)|ea3a3g f3ea3c|((3d2c2B2) ug3uB (Bd3)(df3)|
ea3a3g f3eab3|a3fe3d ((3c2d2e2) ((3e2f2g2)|((3a2g2f2) (g3e) ((3f2e2d2) (e3c)|((3d2c2B2)ug3uB (Bd3)(df3)||
X: 2
T: Maggie Cameron
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
f|e2 c>A c<ec>A|e>cA>c e2 f2|e2 c>A c<ec>A|d>BG>B d2 f2|
e2 c>A c<ec>A|e>cA>c e>A a/g/f|e>Ac>A c<ec>A|d>BG>B d2 f2||
e<ac>a e>ac>a|g/f/e a>c e2 f2|e<ac>a e>fg>e|d/c/B g>B d2 f2|
e<ac>a e>ac>a|g/f/e a>c e2 e/f/g|a/g/f g/f/e f/e/d e/d/c|d/c/B g>B d2 f-||
X: 3
T: Maggie Cameron
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>Ac>A (3cde c>A|d>BG>B B<dd<f||
(3agf g>e (3fed e>c|(3dcB g>B B<dd<f||
e>Ac>A (3cde c>A|(3dcB g>B B<dd<f||
(3agf g>e (3fed e>c|(3dcB g>B B<d||
X: 4
T: Maggie Cameron
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
(3faf|"A"{ef}[e2e2] {cd}c>A c<e{cd}c>A|e>cA<c {c}[e2e2] (3faf|{ef}[e2e2] {cd}c>A c<e{cd}c>A|"G"d>BG<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf|
"A"{ef}[e2e2] {cd}c>A c<e{cd}c>A|e>cA<c e>A a/^g/f|e>A{cd}c>A c<e{cd}c>A|"G"d>BG<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf||
"A"e<ac>a e>ac>a|g/f/e a<c {ef}[e2e2] e<f|e<ac>d "Em"e>f{a}g>e|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf|
"A"e<ac>a e>ac>a|g/f/e a<c {ef}[e2e2] (3efg|(3agf "Em"{gf}g>e "D"(3fed "A"(3edc|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf||
"A"{ef}e>Ac>e A/A/A c>e|A/A/A c>e A/A/A a<f|{g}f>ec>e A/A/A c>e|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf|
"A"{ef}e>Ac>e A/A/A c>e|A/A/A c>e A/A/A a/^g/f|e<ac>e A/A/A c>e|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf||
"A"e<a{b}a>g {fg}f>ea>e|c>ea>e (3cde "D"{fg}f2|"A"e<a{b}a>g (3fbf (3edc|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2] (3faf|
"A"e<a{b}a>g "D"{fg}f>ef<b|"A"{ab}a>f{ef}e>d (3cde (3efg|(3agf "Em"{gf}g>e "D"(3fed "A"(3edc|"G"(3dcB g<B {B}[d2D2]||
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X: 5
T: Maggie Cameron
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
f|"A"e2 c<A (3cde c<A|"A"e>c A>c "E7"e2 f2|"A"e2 c>A (3cde c<A|"G"d>B G>B d2f2|
"A"e2 c<A (3cde c<A|e>c A>c e>A (3agf|e>A c>A (3ceA c<A|"G"d>B G>B d2f2||
"A"e<a c>a e<ac<a|(3gfe a>c "E7"e2f2|e<a c<a e>f g>e|"G"(3dcB g>B d2f2|
"A"e<a c>a e<ac<a|(3gfe a>c "E7"e2g2|(3agf g>e (3faA e>c|"G"(3dcB g>B d2 (3fga||
"A"e2 c<e A>e c<e|A>e c<e A>e a2|d<e c<e A>e c<e|"G"(3dcB g>B d2f2|
"A"e2 c<e A>e c<e|A>e c<e A>e a2|e<a c>a e<a c>a|"G"(3dcB g>B d2f2||
"A"e<a a>g f>e a>e|c>e a>e c<e f2|e<a a>e (3faA e>c|"G"(3dcB g>B d2f2|
"A"e<a a>g f>e a>e|a>A e>d c<e (3efg|(3agf g>e (3faA e>c|"G"(3dcB g>B d2f2||

Nine comments

Maggie Cameron

A nice little Cape Breton strathspey I’ve heard here and there.

Maggie Cameron

Could this possibly the 19thC Scottish pipe strathspeyJeffK627? Surely not!

It’s probably the tune that escaped to Cape Breton during the Highland Clearances and was recently featured in the Toronto Star. 🙂

If you want to hear a brilliant version of this, try to listen to Track 2 of ‘A Highland Fiddler’. Best modern Scottish fiddling - playing a setting by a renowned piper/fiddler.

Usually goes closer to:-
f| (e2“>”c)>A (c-a|e>-c A>-c e2 f2| etc
In part B, the triplets are closer to a ‘doodle’ ie (g/2f/2e) and (d/2c/2B) etc
In part C, these are usually altered to A/4A/4(a/2e) etc

For some reason, although the ABC default note length is set as 1/8 the sheet music seems to be set at 1/4. Is this a case of a later correction that’s still to catch up? Looks as if it would transform closer to the normal 4/4 arrangement.

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Maggie Cameron

Yeah, just downloaded ABC file. Setting note length to 1/16 gives a setting a little closer to the tune. Not sufficiently conversant with site mechanics to know how sheet music version would be altered without J’s intervention.

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“Maggie Cameron” ~ from James Scott Skinner’s own hand

K: A Mixolydian
f |
e2 c>A c<ec>A | e>cA>c e2 f2 |
e2 c>A c<ec>A | d>BG>B d2 f2 |
e2 c>A c<ec>A | e>cA>c e>A a/g/f |
e>Ac>A c<ec>A | d>BG>B d2 f2 ||
e<ac>a e>ac>a | g/f/e a>c e2 f2 |
e<ac>a e>fg>e | d/c/B g>B d2 f2 |
e<ac>a e>ac>a | g/f/e a>c e2 e/f/g |
a/g/f g/f/e f/e/d e/d/c | d/c/B g>B d2 f- ||

Sorry, cut it off, here’s the source for the above ~

The tune was eventually part of Skinner’s collection "The Harp & Claymore, 1890 - 1900’s…

He describes it as a “Pipe Strathspey (G natural) for fiddle”. Below the transcription he writes “Press hard with the fingers, and don’t omit the wee notes or fluttering leaves. Give one bow to each bar as a rule.”

“Maggie Cameron” ~ a resetting of the transcript first given here

Following the author’s lead, James Scott Skinner, here is JeffK627’s transcription ‘normalized’ ~

K: A Mixolydian
d<f |
e2 c<A c<ec>A | e>cA>c c<ee<f |
e2 c<A c<ec>A | d>BG>B B<dd<f |
e2 c<A c<ec>A | e>cA>c e2 (3agf |
e>Ac>A (3cde c>A | d>BG>B B<dd<f ||
e<ac>a e>ac>a | (3gfe a>c c<ee<f |
e<ac>a e>fg>e | (3dcB g>B B<dd<f |
e<ac>a e>ac>a | (3gfe a>c e2 (3efg |
(3agf g>e (3fed e>c | (3dcB g>B B<dd<f ||
e2 c>e A/A/A c>e | A/A/A c>e A/A/A (3agf |
e2 c>e A/A/A c>e | (3dcB g>B B<dd<f |
e2 c>e A/A/A c>e | A/A/A c>e A/A/A (3agf |
e>Ac>A (3cde c>A | (3dcB g>B B<dd<f ||
e<aa>g f>ea<b | a>fe>d (3cde e<f |
e<aa>g f>ea>c | (3dcB g>B B<dd<f |
e<aa>g f>ea<b | a>fe>d (3cde (3efg |
(3agf g>e (3fed e>c | (3dcB g>B B<d ||

Maggie Cameron

Often played between the March ‘ MacLean of Pennycross’ and the Reel ‘Duntroon Castle’ (check out “Jig it in style” by Sean Keane) awesome!

Cape Breton Setting

The setting I have provided is based off how I was taught it by Andrea Beaton, combine bits from how Mike Hall plays it.

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