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  The Cameron Men

The Cameron Men were brothers, William, James and George on fiddles, Stewart on piano. They recorded 8 sides for Beltona in May 1934, also issued as Honeyman's Fiddlers. James Cameron had recorded other releases, for Beltona and for Parlophone, and some duets with Jimmy Shand.

In 1931 William Cameron had a recording session for Edison Bell in London (c.Nov) along with the Reid family of Newtyle, Angus. Some solos, some with the Newtyle Trio, a Reid group: John Reid Snr (fiddle), John Reid Jr (pno), James Reid (clt). The Newtyle Orchestra seems to be the trio along with Mrs John Reid Snr on bass. The Reids made ten records in all at this session.

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The discography is based on the sources listed below.

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Code Description
N Information supplied by Neil McGregor, Edinburgh
vCM LP, The Cameron Men (Topic 12T321)

William Cameron (vln); John Reid Jr (pno)
Peckham, London, 1931
13956 Farewell to Gartly/Stirling Castle/Soldier's Joy Edison Bell Winner 5428 vCM
13960 Our Highland Queen/Forth Brig/Forth Brig Edison Bell Winner 5430 vCM
13961 Banks o' Allan/Craigellachie Brig/Lasses o' Stewarton Edison Bell Winner 5431 vCM
James Cameron (fiddle); A H Butt (piano)
Peckham, London, May 1933
M14673 Jigs: The Rock and Wee Pickle Tow/The Blackthorn Stick/Teviot Brig/Humours of Donnybrook  Beltona  BL1988 vCM
M14674 The Rakes of Kildare/Swallow tail/Queen's Welcome to Deeside/The Drummer  Beltona  BL1974 vCM
M14678 Jigs: Cumberland Reel/Father O'Flynn/Auld Brig o' Ayr/The Wind That Shakes the Barley  Beltona  1989 vCM
James Cameron (fiddle); Stewart Cameron (piano)
November 1933
SC1 Caledonian Society of Winnipeg - march; Forbes Morrison - strathspey; Speed the Plough - reel Parlophone E4059 N  
SC2 Ball...? Parlophone E4059 N
The Cameron Men - William Cameron (fiddle); James Cameron (fiddle); George Cameron (fiddle); Stewart Cameron (piano)
Edinburgh, 1934
M159 Circassian Circle/Brechin Brig/Victoria Hornpipe  Beltona  BL2217 vCM
M160 Polka  Beltona  BL2240 vCM
M161 Earl Dalhousie/Lady Mary Ramsay/Soldier's Joy  Beltona  BL2241 vCM
M162 March, Strathspey & Reel: The Abercairney Highlanders/Ballochmyle/Speed the Plough  Beltona  BL2087 vCM
M163 March, Strathspey & Reel: Loch Katrine/Miss Lyall/Loch Leven  Beltona  BL2120 vCM
M164 March, Strathspey & Reel: Bonnie Ann/Bob Johnston/Bob Johnston  Beltona  BL2120 vCM
M165 Dashing White Sergeant/My Love She's But a Lassie Yet/The Rose Tree  Beltona  BL2217 vCM
M166 Miss Drummond of Perth/Maggie Cameron/The Favourite  Beltona  BL2241 vCM
James Cameron (fiddle); Sandy Moir (piano)
M585 The Auld Lichties: John MacFadyen of Melfort/Brig of Perth/Earl of Crawford  Beltona  BL2301 vCM
M587 Rossity Ends: 6/8 March/ Smith's a Gallant Fireman/Pretty peggy  Beltona  BL2302 vCM