Calum Breugach strathspey

Also known as Calam Breugach, Callam Breugach, Callum Breugach, Callumbrauch, Calum Breuagh, Calum Breughach, Calum Brogach, Calum Brouche, Calum Brougach, Calum Crubach, Lying Malcolm, Malcolm The Liar.

There are 28 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Calum Breugach has been added to 16 tune sets.

Calum Breugach has been added to 122 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Calum Breugach
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
B|G<EE>G D>EG>B|A/2A/2A e>A c>Ae>A|G<EE>G D>EG>B|c>AB>G A/2A/2A e:|
^f|g>g a/2g/2^f/2e/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 G>B|(A/B/c/d/) e>A c>Ae>^f| g>g a/2g/2^f/2e/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 G>B| c>AB>G A/2A/2A {^g}a2 |
g<b e<g d<g B<G| G<g A<a B<b A<B| G<EE>G D>EG>B| c>AB>G A/2A/2A e:|
^f| g<ee>g d>eg>a| b<aa>g b<aa>b| g<ee>g d>eg>a|b<aa>^g a3:|

Six comments

Calum Breugach

J.P. Cormier does a great guitar rendition of this tune on Howie MacDonalds’s "Y2Keilidh" CD. He follows it with Christy Campbell, Mason’s Apron, Sean MacGuire’s Reel, and Picnic Reel. I love it.

and it is in the key of Am

Title

This is not the tune Lame Malcolm (properly Calum Crubach)

Actually, since every F is sharp, the feeling is more A Dorian to me.

Re: Calum Breugach

I looked up the meaning of breugach in Gaelic (not being a speaker): it translates as lying or deceiving! So Callum’s name is blackened for ever—-there must be a story behind that. It seems strange for such a beautiful tune.
There’s an excellent version here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAZxyiEU06g

Re: Calum Breugach

"I looked up the meaning of breugach in Gaelic (not being a speaker): it translates as lying or deceiving!"

Hence the alternative titles, "Lying Malcolm" and "Malcolm the Liar".