PS 176 – Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar

      Cumha Raghnaill Mhic Ailein Òig

Primary Sources

D1 L Cumhadh Raoinuill Mhic Aileain Oig / Lament for Ronald McDonald Esqr of Morar D1.19: 94
K1 Cumha Raonuill Mhic Aileain oig / Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament K1.48: 110

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cumha Raghnaill Mhic Ailein Òig Cumhadh Raoinuill Mhic Aileain Oig / Lament for Ronald McDonald Esqr of Morar D1; Cumha Raonuill Mhic Aileain oig / Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament K1. Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar. Ronald MacDonald ‘Esquire, of Morar’, Laird of Cross, in the Isle of Eigg (d. 1741) is a known figure in Highland musical history (K. Sanger and A. Kinnaird, Tree of strings… a history of the harp in Scotland, Temple, Midlothian [1992], p. 153) and was remembered as ‘the best gentleman piper of his day’ according to a note added to K1.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Archive Recording

1960 Pipe Major John D. Burgess MBE

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2002)

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