Camano Island in the Sea - A slow air for Bob Dunsire

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  • Tune Database entry
  • Tune Name: Camano Island in the Sea

  • Tune Type: 9/8 - Slow Air

  • Composed By: David N. Siegel

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  • Year Composed: 2006

david n. siegel
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Camano Island in the Sea - A slow air for Bob Dunsire

Post by david n. siegel » Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:06 am

Probably most of you know that Bob Dunsire, who created and maintained the Dunsire Bagpipe Web with the famous forums, passed away recently after a several year battle with cancer. He was only in his early 50s. I have lost both of my sisters also to virulent cancer, and at young ages, in the last few years, and I felt moved to compose this slow air, named after the island off the coast of Washington State where he lived.

I like it with harmony throughout. Play it very slowly.


Sorry I don't have a midi file with the melody and counter melody together. If you have a practice chanter that tunes well, then you can play back the midi or the BMW output and play it yourself. This is how I play and compose harmonies and counter melodies myself.
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Post by Elias » Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:08 am

Great song. I didn't know that bob died. I'm sure that he would be proud of you.

P/S Elias Michal Armstrong
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Post by awpiper » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:44 am


As Usual your tunes are well written and play beautifully.....I KNOW Bob's family will appreciate the effort and thought that went into it.....He will be missed by all those that knew him and the piping community has lost a great resource

I hope there will be more tunes written in his memory....since Bob and his family were very active in all aspects of bagpiping, I could not think of a better memory then a tune written for/about him played by people who cared about him.
Cait Am Biodh Na Puirt Nach Faigheadh Na Piobairean
(Where would the tunes be the pipers could not find)

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