Christy Campbell is undoubtedly the most famous of tune in the Cape Breton 'raised bass' repertoire. A popular step dancing strathspey, some describe it as a modal Gaelic version of Nathanial Gow's classic tune The Miller of Drone. The arrangement above was transcribed from Jerry Holland's new solo CD Crystal Clear. It can be heard from that source by activating the real audio link below or by using the abcs

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* Christy Campbell Medley * from Jerry Holland

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Note that the drones have been left out. Lots of extra open strings are used.

Also note the fourth finger on the 3rd string in Bar1,4 and 8 sounds a B note which gives effective dissonance when play agains A drones

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