Angus Campbell

This is an online fiddle lesson for the Scottish tune "Angus Campbell" by J. Scott Skinner.

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Genre: Celtic
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of A

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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the fiddle tune "Angus Campbell."

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Angus Campbell - Online Fiddle Lessons

"Angus Campbell" is the product of Scottish composer and fiddle virtuoso J. Scott Skinner (1842-1927), who coined it a "concert reel." Skinner used the same melodic motif fashioned into a strathspey called "Laird o' Drumblair Strathspey (The)," and the two were written as companion pieces (the reel following the strathspey). The melody quickly found its way into traditional repertory on both sides of the Atlantic and can now even be heard played by American Mid-West fiddlers as well as Canadian and New England musicians. Illustrative of its wide dissemination is that the title appeared in a list of dance tunes played in the early/mid-20th century by Arizona fiddler Kenner C. Kartchner, while at approximately the same time Adirondack Mountains, N.Y., fiddler Vic Kibler believed he had learned the tune in Vermont.

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 1 year ago.

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    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the Scottish tune “Angus Campbell” by J. Scott Skinner. It’s one of those tunes that I find myself playing when I’m just sitting there daydreaming. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! To increase the value, I have added in the Scottish cap at no extra cost to the user.

    Angus Campbell

    #40209
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    That is so neat! I’m finally getting to where I can work on the lessons again and practice…this one looks like fun! Inspiring!

    #40262

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    Thank you for a Scottish tune! I love this one! Now I’m not sure what to work on after soldiers joy!

    #40283
    Justine
    Justine
    Participant

    First of all, you look great in that cap! The tune is so light and lively! It’s a great addition to your lessons.

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    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Very up-a-dee pretty and tap-a-dee moving , what a great song ! And like Justine says ,you look great in the cap John ! Thank you again and again for adding these beautiful songs to our learning adventure , your inspiration is best full ?

    #40302

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks you all, I am loving the hat right now. I think I will use it a lot! Angus Campbell is a fun tune, hope it gets into someone’s list!

    #40337

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    It’s on mine!

    #40753
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    Thank you for providing such a great tune, laddie.  I love all of J. Scott Skinner’s tunes; and although I prefer his slower airs, A.C. is still a great tune.

    #40766

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    What a great writer! I would teach his other works, but my mama told me not to be puttin’ on airs.

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