K2 Cath n a’n Eun, na An Càth Gailbheach / The Birds Fight or The Desperate Battle K2.34: 72
KK An Cath Gailbheach / The Desperate Battle KK.15: 29
KS ’N Cath Gailidheach / The Desperate Battle KS.13: 33
JK An Cath Gailliach JK.33: 87
Notes on Gaelic Titles
An Cath Gailbheach An Càth Gailbheach / The Desperate Battle K2; An Cath Gailbheach / The Desperate Battle KK; ’N Cath Gailidheach / The Desperate Battle KS; An Cath Gailliach JK. The Desperate Battle. This could be amended to An Cath Gairbheach, The Battle of Harlaw (1411). W.J. Watson, The History of the Celtic Place-names of Scotland, Edinburgh (1926), p. 118. Melodies related to this one bear the titles Battle of Garlan (c.1620), Battle of Hara Law (c.1785) and Battle of Hardlaw (1839). See R.D. Cannon, ‘The Battle of Harlaw. A lost piobaireachd?’. Piping Times 26, No. 12 (1974), 7–13; and S. Chadwick, www.simonchadwick.net/Harlaw/ (2011). Cf. Là Chatha Gharbhaich, heading of the Brosnachadh on the Battle of Harlaw in the McLagan MS (D.S. Thomson, ‘The Harlaw Brosnachadh: an early fifteenth-century literary curio,’ in Celtic Studies: Essays in memory of Angus Matheson, ed. J. Carney and D. Greene, London , pp 147–169).
Cath nan Eun Cath n a’n Eun / The Birds Fight K2. The Battle of the Birds. A well-known folk tale in Gaelic tradition. J. F. Campbell, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, New Edition, Vol. 1 (Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1890).
1953 Pipe Major William MacLean
1953 Pipe Major William MacLean (canntaireachd)
1953 Pipe Major Robert Bell Nicol
1967 Duncan Lamont
1970 Calum Beaton
1971 George Moss
1971 George Moss (canntaireachd)
1981 George Moss