Here Comes John Allan Cameron

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Here Comes John Allan Cameron
Studio album by John Allan Cameron
Released 1969
Recorded 1968 RCA Recording Studios, Montreal
Genre Celtic, folk
Label Apex
Producer Marvin Burke

Here Comes John Allan Cameron is the debut album from Canadian singer/songwriter John Allan Cameron. It was recorded at the RCA recording studios in Montreal, Quebec, using the same studio John Lennon used to record Give Peace A Chance. The album is notable as being the first professional multi-track recording by a Cape Breton artist. The album helped launch Cameron's career abroad, leading to performances at the Newport Folk Festival and Mariposa Folk Festival.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "There Was An Old Woman From Mabou"
  2. "The Banks Of Sicily"
  3. "Air Fal Al Al O"
  4. "Medley - Scots Guards Farewell to South Africa, Macneil of Ugadale, Bonawe Highlanders"
  5. "Medley - Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland, Jean MacKenzie, The Mabou Jig, Mrs Ronald MacDonald"
  6. "The Four Marys"
  7. "Medley - Ballindalloch Castle, The Atholl Highlanders, Farewell To The Creeks"
  8. "Medley - Fear An Dhuin Mhois, Null Thar Nan Eileanan, Sleepy Maggie"
  9. "Medley - Lamentation for James Moray of Abercarney, Dr. MacDonald's Compliments to Mr. James Scott Skinner, Joe MacInnis"
  10. "Peggy Gordon"
  11. "I Am A Little Beggarman"


  • John Allan Cameron - Vocals, guitars and step dancing
  • Jessie Cameron - Piano and celeste
  • John Donald Cameron - Fiddle
  • Freddie McKenna - Bass
  • Donald Gordon - Gaelic vocals on "Air Fal Al Al O"


The album was re-mastered in 2012 using the original multi-track session tapes, because the original stereo master could not be found. The re-issue includes a 28-page booklet, featuring the original liner notes and artwork, along with additional photos and writings.[1]

  • Richard L. Hess - Tape Transfers
  • Paul MacDonald - Audio Restoration
  • Stuart Cameron, Allie Bennett, Paul MacDonald - Editing
  • Jamie Foulds, Soundpark Studios - Mixing and Mastering
  • Stephen MacDonald - Project Director
  • Stuart Cameron - Executive Producer
  • Paul MacDonald - Research and Liner Notes


  1. ^ a b "Here Comes John Allan Cameron". Retrieved 17 August 2013.