Sandy Cameron (Reel)
X:1 T:Sandy Cameron M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Betts - A Collection of Pipe Music (1899, No. 46) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix cAAA cAAA|cAAc BBfe|cAAA eAcg|BGGB d2 fe| cAAA cAAa|cAAc BBfe|cAcA eAcg|BGGB d2 fe|| a2 ef edcA|agae g2 fg|a2 ef edcg|BGGB d2 fe| a2 ef edcA|agae g2 fg|agfa egdg|BGGB d2 ed|| ceAe ceAa|ceAc BBfe|ceAe ceAg|BGGB d2 fe| ceAe ceAa|ceAc BBfe|ceef eAcg|BGGB d2 fe|| c<cac c<cec|c<cac cc g2|c<cac ccec|BGGB d2 ed| c<cac c<cec|c<cac cc g2|agfa egdg|BGGB d2 ed||
SANDY CAMERON. Scottish, Canadian; (Pipe) Reel (whole and cut time). Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Cranford/Holland): AABCCD. This bagpipe tune is old standard and in Cape Breton is often played following "Dusky Meadow" (a strathspey composed by Donald MacLellan) in imitation of the classic recording of the two tunes by Bill Lamey (1914-1991) and Joe MacLean (Dunlay & Greenberg, Dunlay & Reich). It was one of the most popular Cape Breton 78 RPM disks, according to Paul Cranford, who points attention to “pianist Lila Hashem’s well-timed glissandos at the end of phrases.” Cape Breton piper Barry Shears (1995) finds this reel associated with the Scottish composer Alex Cameron (1848-1923), from a renowned piping family. See the pipe reel "Sandy Cameron's Rant," which may be an older version of the reel, but with enough differences to warrant a separate entry.