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
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