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X:1 T:Cameron House M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey N:"for the Flute." B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1801, No. 199, p. 74) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin A/G/|(EAA>)B Bc/B/ A2|G>G G>A B>d c/B/A/G/|E>AA>B c>Bc>a| ge (e/d/c/B/) cAA:||e|ab{ab}c'a e>e a2|g>ed>g B>GG>e| a>b{ab}c'>a e>e a2|g>e (e/d/c/B/) c>AAe|a>b{ab}c'a e>e a2| g>ed>g B>GG>B|c>eA>e a>ec’>a|g>e (e/d/c/B/) cAA||

CAMERON HOUSE. AKA and see "Buckeen (The)," "George Gubbin's Delight," "Humors of Schull (The)," "Lord Kelly (1)--Strathspey," "Lord Kelly's Rant/Lord Kelly (1)," "Mo ceoil sibh a laochra" "Old Grey Gander (The)," "Wedding Ring (2) (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in James Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 (Glasgow, 1797, p. 74). See also the MacDonald's strathspey "Captain Campbell" and the Irish reels "Musical Priest" and "New Bridge of Erin (The)," with which the first strain is shared.

Loch Lomond from near Cameron House. Drawn: P.Sandby Engraved: P.Medland 1780

Cameron House, an 18th century baronial mansion, was built on the remains of a 14th century keep in Luss, on the southwest shore of Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire (now Argyll and Bute). The name derives from the Celtic phrase cam sron meaning crooked nose, to describe this peninsular that juts out into the loch. For three centuries, the Cameron House estate remained in the hands of the Smollett family, originally merchants and shipbuilders from Dumbarton and later wealthy landed gentry. Sir James Smollett was one of the commissioners responsible for drawing up the Act of Union in 1707, later becoming the first Westminster MP for the district. Tobias Smollett was a famous 18th century novelist and poet who travelled widely to France and Italy.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - James Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1801; No. 199, p. 74. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 239.

Recorded sources: -

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