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Tune ID#365 (Cam Ye by Atholl)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cam Ye by Atholl about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A HH (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32ABCDD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cam Ye by Atholl / Come Ye by Atholl / Bonnie Prince Charlie (wide range of settings, including as air) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19816#1
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
198810#1
[A HH] Altan. Horse with a Heart. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
20017#1
[CFF 3] Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaître. Rendezvous. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Johnny Cunningham.

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Kitty O'Connor
A HH

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981