Lucy Campbell (1)

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X:1 T:Miss Louisa Campbell’s Delight T:Lucy Campbell [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:McGlashan – Strathspey Reels (c. 1780) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|A<DA<F A<DB<F|A<DA<F B<EEF|A<DA<F d>ef>e|d>B A/B/d/F/ ADD:| |:f|d>BA>F d>ef>e|d>BA>F eEEe|d>B AF d>ef>e|d>B d/B/A/F/ AD D:| |:B|AD A/G/F AD A/G/F|AD A/G/F BEEF|AD A/G/F d>ef>e|d>B A/B/d/F/ AD D:| |:f|d>fA>f d>fA>f|d>fA>f eEEe|d>fA>f defe|d>B A/B/d/F/ AD D:| |:A|A,>D F/E/D AD F/E/D|A,>D F/E/D BEEF|A,>D F/E/D AD F/E/D|d>B A/B/d/F/ ADD:| |:f|a>baf d>efd|e>fd>f eEEf|a>b a/b/a/f/ d>ef>e|d>B A/B/d/F/ AD D:|



LUCY CAMPBELL'S [1] (Luighseach Chaimbhéal). AKA and see "Miss Louisa Campbell’s Delight," "Bridal o't (The)." Irish, Scottish; Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Cole): ABCD (Breathnach, Cranitch, Mallinson, Miller & Perron/2006, Mitchell, Treoir): AA'BBCD (Harker/Rafferty): AABB'CC'DD (Miller & Perron/1977). Breathnach (1963) identifies this tune as originally the Scottish reel "Miss Louisa Campbell’s Delight," first published in 1780 (according to Glen). "Bridal o't (The)" is the name of a song written to the tune. The reel is a staple of modern Irish sessions (although occasionally confused with "Bucks of Oranmore (The)," which has a similar first part). County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1945) recorded the melody in New York in 1935 on a 78 RPM for Decca Records. The Scottish tunes "Cairngorum," "Dear Meal (The)," "Dear Meal is Cheap Again (The)," and "Leap Year (1)" are related to the Irish reel through the strathspeys "Lucy Campbell (3)" and "Lucy Campbell (4)", for which see also Lucy Campbell (4).


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Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ 1), 1963; No. 154, p. 61. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 36. Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; no. 53, pp. 72–73. Crantich (The Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 121. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 87, p. 28. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 64. Lyth (Bowing Styles in Irish Fiddle Playing, vol. 1), 1981; 36. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 16, p. 7. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 22. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 87. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 326 (appears as "Lucy Campbell's Hornpipe"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 63. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 1. Treoir, vol. 39, No. 1 (2007).

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway – "Consider the Source" (2008). Columbia 35612, "The Chieftains" (1978). Comhaltas Ceoltoiri CL13, Tommy Peoples. Compass Records 7 4407 2, Ciaran Tourish – "Down the Line" (2005). Decca 12046A (78 RPM), Michael Coleman (1935). Rounder LP 7007 Graham Townsend – "Classics of Irish, Scottish and French-Canadian Fiddling" (1976). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Graham Townsend (et al) – "The Art of Traditional Fiddle" (2001. Learned from a 78 RPM recording by Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]
Hear fiddlers Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [4]
Hear Paddy Canny and Peter O'Loughlin play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [5]



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