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X:1 T:Lady Lucy Campbell's Strathspey T:Lucy Campbell [4] M:C L:1/8 S:William Sydney Mount manuscripts, c. 1840's. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f | c<F c>A c>Fc>A | c<F c>A dGG>A | c<F c>A f>ga>g | f>d d/c/B/A/ cFF :| |: a | f<d c>A f>ga>g | f<d c>A gGGa | f>dcA f>Ga>g | f<d d/c/B/A/ cFF :| |: d | cF {d}c/B/A cF {d}c/B/A | cF {d}c/B/A/ dGGA | cG c/B/A fgag | f>d d/c/B/A/ cFF :: a | faca faca | faca gGGa | faca fgag | fd d/c/B/A/ cAA :| |: A | CF A/G/F cF A/G/F | CF A/G/F dGGA | cF A/G/F cF A/G/F | fdcA cFF :| |: a | c'>d'c'a fgaf | gafa gGGa | c'>d'c'a fgag | fd f/e/d/c/ cFF :| |: d | cABc defd | cABc dGGd | cABc defd | cf c/B/A/B/ cFF :| P:"variations, 'B' part" a | c'<d'c'>a f>ga>g | f<d c>A ggga | c'>d'c'a f>ga>g | f>d c/d/c/A/ cFF :|]



LUCY CAMPBELL [4]. AKA and see "Miss Lucy Campbell," "Reel of Bervie." Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major/Mixolydian: F Major (Mount). Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Dunlay & Greenberg): AABBCCDD (Sing Out). The tune is played as a four part tune in the key of 'A' (with a modal flavor) in Cape Breton, but is derived from Niel Gow's (1727-1807) six part strathspey ("Miss Lucy Campbell") in D Major. Dunlay & Greenberg (1996) state that "Pudding Maggie," a Scottish strathspey, is the source of the first and third turns of the Cape Breton versions. The melody appears as "Lady Lucy Campbell's Strathspey," set in the key of 'F', in the music manuscripts of William Sydney Mount, a renowned American painter and fiddler from Setauket, Long Island, probably transcribed in the 1840's. Cape Breton fiddle strathspey settings are very similar to that printed by piper William Ross in his 1885 collection (as "Miss Lucy Campbell's Strathspey"), as Dunlay and Greenberg (1996) point out. Ross (1823-1891) was a Pipe Major in the Black Watch from 1849 to 1854, but then served as the Queen's Piper for some 35 years, until his death.

William Ross
"Reel of Bervie" (Càrn Bran), from William Gunn's Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848), is a cognate melody in two strains. See also the cognate first strains of "Puck's Scotch Reel" and "Connaught Reel (4) (A)."


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Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 128. Sing Out, vol. 34, No. 4 (Fall, 1989); p. 30. Ross (Ross's Collection of Pipe Music), 1885; No. 313.

Recorded sources : - Cape Breton's Magazine Cassette, "Cape Breton Fiddlers on Early LP's." Celtic 14, Dan Joe MacInnis. University College of Cape Breton Press Recording, Dan Joe MacInnis - "Celtic Music of Cape Breton, vol. 1." Canadian Broadcasting Corp. NMAS 1972, Natalie MacMaster - "Fit as a Fiddle" (1993). Greentrax CTRAX 073, Hamish Moore - "Stepping on the Bridge/Dannsa' air an Drochaid" (1994). JAD-1, Jackie Dunn - "Dunn to a T" (1995). JC 123, John Campbell - "Heritage Remembered" (1978). SLMC-1001, Sandy MacIntyre - "Cape Breton...My Land, My Music" (c. 1980). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004). STEPH 1-94, Stephanie Wills - "Tradition Continued" (1994). Topic 12TS354, Mary MacDonald - "Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle" (1978). Wildcat Records WILDCD 101, Ronan Martin - "Ronan Martin" (2008).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]



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