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Colin Cameron Manuscript

An account of how this volume was acquired by the Piobaireachd Society in 1949 is given in the note by Archibald Campbell pasted inside the front cover.



A copy of this manuscript was published by the National Library on microfilm, but because it is quite faint in places, this new digital scan has been made.

Although the manuscript contains the name of Donald Cameron on the title page, it is thought that most if not all of it was actually written by Donald’s son Colin, and most of the pieces are actually signed by Colin.

The writing appears to be in three stages. For more information, and for discussion of Colin Cameron’s sources and methods, see W. Donaldson, The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society,Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 200, pages 219-223.

R. D. Cannon

1 June 2009

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Front Cover  Get Document: Front Cover
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Facepage  Get Document: Facepage
Archibald Campbells Letter  Get Document: Archibald Campbells Letter
Colin Cameron Manuscript 01 Catherine’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 01 Catherine’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 02 An Groatha The Groat Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 02 An Groatha The Groat
Colin Cameron Manuscript 03 The Union of Scotlands Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 03 The Union of Scotlands Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 04 Failt Sheoris Oig Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 04 Failt Sheoris Oig
Colin Cameron Manuscript 05 La Blair na Cuillinn  Get Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 05 La Blair na Cuillinn
Colin Cameron Manuscript 06 John Garde of Coll’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 06 John Garde of Coll’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 07 Lament for the Dead. Cumah na Marbh. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 07 Lament for the Dead. Cumah na Marbh.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 08 The Fairy Flag. Bratach Shith Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 08 The Fairy Flag. Bratach Shith
Colin Cameron Manuscript 09 The sound of the waves, against the Castle of Duntroon. Fuain na tuine ri dun, trone Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 09 The sound of the waves, against the Castle of Duntroon. Fuain na tuine ri dun, trone
Colin Cameron Manuscript 10 10 Beloved Scotland, I leave thee Gloomy. Albain Bheadarach S mise Gad Fahagail Dubh Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 10 10 Beloved Scotland, I leave thee Gloomy. Albain Bheadarach S mise Gad Fahagail Dubh
Colin Cameron Manuscript 11 The British Army An T’arm Dearg. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 11 The British Army An T’arm Dearg.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 12 Lady Anapool’s Lament. Cumha Baintighearn’ Anabul Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 12 Lady Anapool’s Lament. Cumha Baintighearn’ Anabul
Colin Cameron Manuscript 13 The Sisters Lament. Cumha na piuthar Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 13 The Sisters Lament. Cumha na piuthar
Colin Cameron Manuscript 14 Donald MacDonell of Laggan’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 14 Donald MacDonell of Laggan’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 15 General Claver’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 15 General Claver’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 16 The Unjust Incarcreation Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 16 The Unjust Incarcreation
Colin Cameron Manuscript 17 The end of the great Bridge Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 17 The end of the great Bridge
Colin Cameron Manuscript 18 Lament for the only Son. Cumha a’n aona Mhic Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 18 Lament for the only Son. Cumha a’n aona Mhic
Colin Cameron Manuscript 19 Mrs Smith’s Salute. Failte Mrs Smith Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 19 Mrs Smith’s Salute. Failte Mrs Smith
Colin Cameron Manuscript 20 Donald Bain MacCrummen’s Lament. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 20 Donald Bain MacCrummen’s Lament.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 21 Scarce of Fishing. Spiochdaireachd Iasgaich Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 21 Scarce of Fishing. Spiochdaireachd Iasgaich
Colin Cameron Manuscript 22 The Blue Ribbon. An Ribean Gorm Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 22 The Blue Ribbon. An Ribean Gorm
Colin Cameron Manuscript 23 The Battle of Waternish. Baiteal Bhaternish. Listen to Tune 
Colin Cameron Manuscript 24 An t’shuipear bheag. The Little Supper. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 24 An t’shuipear bheag. The Little Supper.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 25 The Black Plaid. Am breacan dubh  Get Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 25 The Black Plaid. Am breacan dubh
Colin Cameron Manuscript 26 Queen Ann’s Lament. Cumha Bannrigh Anna Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 26 Queen Ann’s Lament. Cumha Bannrigh Anna
Colin Cameron Manuscript 27 The Old Woman’s Lulaby in the Mountain. Cronan na Caillich sa Bhiun Brich Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 27 The Old Woman’s Lulaby in the Mountain. Cronan na Caillich sa Bhiun Brich
Colin Cameron Manuscript 28 Colin Roy’s Lament or the first Earl of Seaforth’s Lmt Cumha Chailein Ruadh moir-fhear Cheuntàile Iarla seaforth Listen to Tune 
Colin Cameron Manuscript 29 Children’s Lament. Cumha na Cloinne Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 29 Children’s Lament. Cumha na Cloinne
Colin Cameron Manuscript 30 You are drunk, better of sleep. The Heavy Spree [erased]. Tha thu fu mhisg, b’fheard thu cadal. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 30 You are drunk, better of sleep. The Heavy Spree [erased]. Tha thu fu mhisg, b’fheard thu cadal.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 31 Battle of Auld-earan. Baiteal Aultèirean Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 31 Battle of Auld-earan. Baiteal Aultèirean
Colin Cameron Manuscript 32 MacDonald of Kinloch muidart’s Salute. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 32 MacDonald of Kinloch muidart’s Salute.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 33 Salute for the MacDonald’s Tutor. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 33 Salute for the MacDonald’s Tutor.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 34 Red Alex MacDonald of Glengarry’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 34 Red Alex MacDonald of Glengarry’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 35 The Battle of Progue Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 35 The Battle of Progue
Colin Cameron Manuscript 36 The Sword’s Lament Cumha a Chlaimh Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 36 The Sword’s Lament Cumha a Chlaimh
Colin Cameron Manuscript 37 The Men went to Drink Chair na fir a dhòl Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 37 The Men went to Drink Chair na fir a dhòl
Colin Cameron Manuscript 38 Mull Bank’s Salute. Failte Mull Bank Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 38 Mull Bank’s Salute. Failte Mull Bank
Colin Cameron Manuscript 39 The Cameron’s Gathering. Cruinneachadh na’n Camashronaich Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 39 The Cameron’s Gathering. Cruinneachadh na’n Camashronaich
Colin Cameron Manuscript 41 [no heading i.e. The Comely Tune] Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 41 [no heading i.e. The Comely Tune]
Colin Cameron Manuscript 42 [heading crossed out i.e. The Battle of Castle Strone] Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 42 [heading crossed out i.e. The Battle of Castle Strone]
Colin Cameron Manuscript 43 Battle of Glensheil. Gleam Seille Beag Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 43 Battle of Glensheil. Gleam Seille Beag
Colin Cameron Manuscript 44 The battle of Beallach na’n Cràobh (Pass of grief ) Baiteal Beallach na’n Cràdh Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 44 The battle of Beallach na’n Cràobh (Pass of grief ) Baiteal Beallach na’n Cràdh
Colin Cameron Manuscript 45 MacCrummen’s Sweetheart. A Mhuil Duin Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 45 MacCrummen’s Sweetheart. A Mhuil Duin
Colin Cameron Manuscript 46 Catherine’s Salute. Failte Catriona Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 46 Catherine’s Salute. Failte Catriona
Colin Cameron Manuscript 47 [no heading i.e. In Praise of Morag] Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 47 [no heading i.e. In Praise of Morag]
Colin Cameron Manuscript 48 Lord Anapool’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 48 Lord Anapool’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 49 Lady of Taliskar’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 49 Lady of Taliskar’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 50 Finlay’s Lament. Cumah Fhiunnla [fragment] Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 50 Finlay’s Lament. Cumah Fhiunnla [fragment]
Colin Cameron Manuscript 51 Port na Ludaig. The little Finger Tune Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 51 Port na Ludaig. The little Finger Tune
Colin Cameron Manuscript 52 Togail’ a Thir. Weighing from Land. A Boat Rowing Tune Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 52 Togail’ a Thir. Weighing from Land. A Boat Rowing Tune
Colin Cameron Manuscript 53 Slan gu’n till Eonacham Wellcome Johnie Back again Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 53 Slan gu’n till Eonacham Wellcome Johnie Back again
Colin Cameron Manuscript 54 Cumha Eacham Ruaidh na’n Cath. Hector Roy of the Battles Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 54 Cumha Eacham Ruaidh na’n Cath. Hector Roy of the Battles Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 55 Failte Righ Sceimas a Se. King James the Sixth of Scotland, And first of England’s Salute. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 55 Failte Righ Sceimas a Se. King James the Sixth of Scotland, And first of England’s Salute.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 56 Crosanachd an Doill The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 56 Crosanachd an Doill The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 57 Suibhel Sheumais James Departure. A Lament for the departure of King James the Sixth from Scotland. 1688 Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 57 Suibhel Sheumais James Departure. A Lament for the departure of King James the Sixth from Scotland. 1688
Colin Cameron Manuscript 58 Port a Mheadair. The Bicker or Cogue. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 58 Port a Mheadair. The Bicker or Cogue.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 59 Cumha Dhuichd Thamilton Lament for the Duke of Hamilton Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 59 Cumha Dhuichd Thamilton Lament for the Duke of Hamilton
Colin Cameron Manuscript 60 Cumha Chaillean Ruaidh Colin’s Roy’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 60 Cumha Chaillean Ruaidh Colin’s Roy’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 61 Cumha Ridir Siameais Mac Dhomhniull nan Eilean Sir James MacDonald of the Isle’s Lament Vallay Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 61 Cumha Ridir Siameais Mac Dhomhniull nan Eilean Sir James MacDonald of the Isle’s Lament Vallay
Colin Cameron Manuscript 62 Cumha Na Cuideachd. The Company’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 62 Cumha Na Cuideachd. The Company’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 63 The Sutherland’s Gathering. Crunneachadh na Sutherlanaich Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 63 The Sutherland’s Gathering. Crunneachadh na Sutherlanaich
Colin Cameron Manuscript 64 Cumha Caisteal Dhunamhaig. Lament for the Castle of Dumyveg Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 64 Cumha Caisteal Dhunamhaig. Lament for the Castle of Dumyveg
Colin Cameron Manuscript 65 Cumh[a] Thighearna Lochbuie. McLean of Lochbuie’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 65 Cumh[a] Thighearna Lochbuie. McLean of Lochbuie’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 66 Mal an Righ, The King’s Taxes Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 66 Mal an Righ, The King’s Taxes
Colin Cameron Manuscript 67 Cumha Captean Bhemyes Sutherlunach, Captn By Wm Gunn Wemmy’s Sutherland’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 67 Cumha Captean Bhemyes Sutherlunach, Captn By Wm Gunn Wemmy’s Sutherland’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 68 Cumha na h Ithean. The Daughter’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 68 Cumha na h Ithean. The Daughter’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 69 Cumha Obaircharnaig Abercairney’s Lament  Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 69 Cumha Obaircharnaig Abercairney’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 70 Failte Mhic Dhomhnuill MacDonald’s Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 70 Failte Mhic Dhomhnuill MacDonald’s Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 71 Port Gearr Mhic Leoid A Taunt on MacLeod, MacLeod’s Short Tune Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 71 Port Gearr Mhic Leoid A Taunt on MacLeod, MacLeod’s Short Tune
Colin Cameron Manuscript 72 Failte Tighearna Ghirloch MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 72 Failte Tighearna Ghirloch MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 73 Blar Atholl The Battle of Athole Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 73 Blar Atholl The Battle of Athole
Colin Cameron Manuscript 74 Mearsa Dubh, na Cumha Morair Bhreadabbain. Lord Breadalbane’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 74 Mearsa Dubh, na Cumha Morair Bhreadabbain. Lord Breadalbane’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 75 Piobaireachd Uaidh (na) Maor na Coille Duibh Failte na Frisallach The Frazer’s Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 75 Piobaireachd Uaidh (na) Maor na Coille Duibh Failte na Frisallach The Frazer’s Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 76 Tha Clann Domhnuill Socharach The McDonald’s are simple Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 76 Tha Clann Domhnuill Socharach The McDonald’s are simple
Colin Cameron Manuscript 77 Dastirim gu Seinin Piob. Earl of Cromerties Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 77 Dastirim gu Seinin Piob. Earl of Cromerties Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 78 Cumha Fear Chountullich The Laird Contulich’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 78 Cumha Fear Chountullich The Laird Contulich’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 79 Di, moladh (na Masladh) Mhic Leoid Dispraise (or Disgrace) of MacLeod. Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 79 Di, moladh (na Masladh) Mhic Leoid Dispraise (or Disgrace) of MacLeod.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 80 Failte Fear Bhorlum The Laird of Borlunds Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 80 Failte Fear Bhorlum The Laird of Borlunds Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 81 Failte Chommin Gaidheallach Lunnin The Highland Society of London’s Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 81 Failte Chommin Gaidheallach Lunnin The Highland Society of London’s Salute
Colin Cameron Manuscript 82 Chumha Mhorair Clam Domhnuill Lord MacDonald’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 82 Chumha Mhorair Clam Domhnuill Lord MacDonald’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 83 Cumha Bhrathair, The Brother’s Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 83 Cumha Bhrathair, The Brother’s Lament
Colin Cameron Manuscript 84 A Ribbon Dearg, The Red Ribbon Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 84 A Ribbon Dearg, The Red Ribbon
Colin Cameron Manuscript 85 Is,e do bheadh Eoghann Your Welcome Ewin Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 85 Is,e do bheadh Eoghann Your Welcome Ewin
Colin Cameron Manuscript 86 Ceann Drochaid Pheart The Battle of the Inch of Perth Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 86 Ceann Drochaid Pheart The Battle of the Inch of Perth
Colin Cameron Manuscript 87 Dusgadh Fear, na Beamsa Waking of the Bridegroom.  Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 87 Dusgadh Fear, na Beamsa Waking of the Bridegroom.
Colin Cameron Manuscript 88 Cumha na Suipeirach Moireadh Lament for the great Supper Listen to TuneGet Document: Colin Cameron Manuscript 88 Cumha na Suipeirach Moireadh Lament for the great Supper
Colin Cameron Manuscript 89 The Bard's Lament  Listen to Tune