Angus Campbell

This is an online fiddle lesson for the Scottish tune "Angus Campbell" by J. Scott Skinner. is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

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."





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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    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!


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


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


    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 ?

    John (BGD)

    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!


    It’s on mine!

    Great Scott

    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.

    John (BGD)

    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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