Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness jig

By Roderick Campbell

Also known as Miss Campbell Of Sheeness, Miss Campbell Of Sheerness, Mrs Campbell Of Shinness.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness has been added to 11 tune sets.

Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B>cB efg|fae g2 f|B3 efg|fge dBA|
BGB efg|fae g2 f|ede e2 d|e>fe dBA:|
|:BGB BGB|Bgf e2 d|BG/A/B d2 B|efe dB^A|
BGB BdB|Bgf efg|aea g2 f|e>fe dBA:|
X: 2
T: Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BBe efg|fae g2d|BBe efg|fge d2A|
BBe efg|fae g2d|eee e2d|efe d2A:|
BGB Bed|Bgf e2d|BGB d2B|fge d2 A|
BGB Bed|Bgf efg|a2a g2f|efe d2A:|
X: 3
T: Mrs. Campbell Of Shinness
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B2e efg|fae g2e|B2e efg|fge dBA|
Bee efg|fae g2f|ede e2d|efe dBA:|
|:BGB BdB|Bgf e2d|BGB d2B|efe dBA|
BGB BdB|Bgf efg|a3 g2f|efe dBA:|
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Eight comments

“Miss Campbell of Sheeness”

Just a damned fine jig I was surprised not to find here already… I’ve been thinking about another friend lately, whose name happens to end with ‘Campbell’…

Place name

“Sheerness”, isn’t it ?

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“Miss Campbell of Sheeness”

I too first learned this at a session as “Miss Campbell of Sheerness”. However, I later found it in a pipe collection called ‘The Masters’ Collection‘ where it’s called "Mrs Campbell of Shinness`’ - Shinness being in Sutherland, in the north of Scotland. The composer is given as Roderick Campbell

"Mrs Campbell of Shinness`’ (Sutherland) ~ by Roderick Campbell

Nigel, you’re the man… Thanks for the guidance… I actually couldn’t remember what name I had for it but remembered hearing it played by ‘Capercaillie’ and went to there for the name… Sheeness ~ Sheerness ~ Shinness…

Shinness ~ Sheerness ~ Sheeness

Alright you two, who best to offer up another transcript with some difference with regards to this melody than Kenny & Nigel. So, come on, at least one of you, even better to see both of your ways with this one notated down, for comparison ~ & inspiration… I hope it happens, but for now I can only hope…

Mrs Campbell of Shinness

The first one I learned isn’t very different from the one posted here, and which I published in a small book of session tunes. The book version isn’t too far away either:

T:Mrs Campbell of Shinness
C:Roderick Campbell
S:Book, The Masters’ Collection
Z:Nigel Gatherer
BBe efg | fae g2d | BBe efg | fge d2A |
BBe efg | fae g2d | eee e2d | efe d2A :|
BGB Bed | Bgf e2d | BGB d2B | fge d2 A |
BGB Bed | Bgf efg | a2a g2f | efe d2A :|

Thanks Nigel, I enjoyed playing that. I like the difference… Maybe Kenny will have another way with it he’ll contribute. I’m going to have a go with it on another instrument later, and compare things…

Is your session collection still in circulation?

It’s easy too imagine how the Chinese whispers process might have caused the name to mutate to ‘Sheerness’. The Isle of Sheppey is not known for its Campbells.