1826 – Donald MacDonald: MS (D2)

NLS ms 1680. A select collection of the ancient martial music of Caledonia, called piobaireachd, set to music as performed on the great Highland bagpipe by Donald MacDonald, pipemaker to the Highland Society of London, etc.  Edinburgh: 1826. Deposited by Mrs Charlotte D. Thomason, 1936.

This manuscript was apparently planned for publication. After failing to publish it, MacDonald gave it to William Grant of Elchies, from whom it descended to his grandson, C. S. Thomason, and became the nucleus of the latter’s collection, as noted in Ceol Mor (Thomason, 1900 [1975], introduction, p. ii).

Roderick Cannon, General Preface to the Piobaireachd Society Collection

Front matter, title page and History of the Airs in this Volume (referred to on this website as ‘D2 notes’)

Alphabetical (source titles and spellings)

A’n Comunn / The Union of Scotland with England D2.35: 190, PS 234
Alastair Charich’s March D2.6: 25, PS 97
An Daorach Mhor D2.27: 139, PS 178
An t arm breachd derg, Se ’n t’arm mharbh me D2.46: 258, PS 237
Angus Macdonald’s attack on the Macdougalls / Ionnsuidh Aneas Bhig Mhic Dhomhnuill D2.32: 168, PS 233
Battle of Maolroy / A Mhuinntir a Chail Chaoil thugibh a’m bruach oirbh D2.45: 254, PS 32
Bells of Perth, The D2.11: 49, PS 181
Blue Ribbon, The / Ruibain Gorm D2.47: 262, PS 4
Blue Ribbon, The D2.31: 161, PS 107
Bodaich na Sligachin bith Sinn a nis ga-faigail D2.3: 11, PS 225
Cheerful Scotland / Alba Bheadarach D2.21: 103, PS 229
Chisholm’s Salute/ Failte ’n t’Shialich D2.38: 216, PS 73
Cnocan Ailean MhicIain / a Gathering of the MacDonalds of ClanRonald  D2.15: 73, PS 174
Cumhadh Fhionnlaidh / Lament for… Finlay D2.18: 88, PS 228
Cumhadh Iain MhicIain Ghairbh / A Lament for… John Macleod D2.12: 53, PS 216
Cumhadh MhicGilli Chalum Rasay / MacLeod of Rasay’s Lament D2.5:20 , PS 207
Cumhadh MhicShuain á Roaig a / Lament for… MacSuain of Roaig  D2.17: 83. PS 155
Cumhadh na Cloinnidh / The Children’s Lament D2.49: 271, PS 239
Lament for General Cleaver, A / Cumhadh Chleibhair D2.50: 277, PS 190
Earl of Ross’s March, The / Piobaireachd Cheann Deas D2.2: 6, PS 118
Elchies Salute, The D2.1: 1 D2.1: 1, PS 224
Failte Bhodaich / The Duke of Argyle’s Salute  D2.43: 245, PS 157
Failte MhicDhomhnuill no’n Elean / MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute D2.9: 36, PS 227
Fraser’s March, The D2.8: 31, PS 25
Go ’do Buidheann Eoghan / Away to your tribe Ewen D2.44:349, PS 236
In Praise of Morag D2.13: 59, PS 83
Intended Lament, An / A Bhoalaich D2.39: 223, PS 235
Lament for Fair Donald McCrimmin / Cumaha Dhomhnuill bhain Mhic Chruimminn D2.14: 64, PS 220
Lament for General Cleaver, A / Cumhadh Chleibhair D2.50: 277, PS 190
Lament for Great John MacLean / Cumhadh Iain Ghairbh Mhic a Lean D2.40: 229, PS 78
Lament for MacDonald of Glengary D2.19: 94, PS 100 
Lament for MacLean, A / La Sron a Chlachain D2.23: 114, PS 74
MacDonald’s March, A D2.41: 236, PS 58
Macdonald’s Warning / Cholle mo Run D2.20: 98, PS 201
MacIntosh’s Lament / Cumhadh Mich a’h Arasaig D2.16: 74, PS 200
MacLeans’ Gathering, The / Cuineachadh Chlann a Lain D2.7: 28, PS 226
MacNeil of Barry’s March / Spadderachd Bharach D2.34: 184, PS 8
Only Son’s Lament, The / Cumhadh ’n aon Mhic D2.22: 109, PS 15
[Nameless], D2.48: 268, PS 21
Porst Iomramh Mhic Leod / MacLeod of MacLeod’s Rowing Piobaireachd D2.29: 150, PS 231
Salute to the Chief of Menzies / Failte Mheinerich D2.25: 125, PS 218
Sco math leam, ’Sco math leam, Cogadh no Sith / Equal to me, Peace or War D2.42: 240, PS 204
Seann Chumhadh a Chlaibh/The Sword’s Old Lament D2.10: 41, PS 150
Sutherland’s March, The / Marsal na Suherlanach D2.26: 132, PS 81
Thanic Mo Rhi er tir a Moidart D2.4: 13, PS 115
Tulloch Ard / The Mackenzie’s Gathering D2.30:157,  PS 232
White Flag, The / A Bhratach Bhaan D2.36: 201, PS 209
Young George’s Salute / Failte Dheorse Oig D2.33: 175, PS 55

Numerical (by number and page)

D2.1: 1  PS 224 Elchies Salute, The
D2.2: 6  PS 118  Earl of Ross’s March, The / Piobaireachd Cheann Deas
D2.3: 11  PS 225  Bodaich na Sligachin bith Sinn a nis ga-faigail
D2.4: 13  PS 115  Thanic Mo Rhi er tir a Moidart
D2.5: 20  PS 207 Cumhadh MhicGilli Chalum Rasay / MacLeod of Rasay’s Lament
D2.6: 25  PS 97 Alastair Charich’s March
D2.7: 28  PS 226  MacLeans’ Gathering, the / Cuineachadh Chlann a Lain
D2.8: 31  PS 25 Fraser’s March, The
D2.9: 36  PS 227 Failte MhicDhomhnuill no’n Elean / MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute
D2.10: 41  PS 150 Seann Chumhadh a Chlaibh/The Sword’s Old Lament
D2.11: 49  PS 181 Bells of Perth, The
D2.12: 53  PS 216 Cumhadh Iain MhicIain Ghairbh / A Lament for… John Macleod
D2.13: 59  PS 83  In Praise of Morag
D2.14: 64  PS 220 Lament for Fair Donald McCrimmin / Cumaha Dhomhnuill bhain Mhic Chruimminn
D2.15: 73  PS 174 Cnocan Ailean MhicIain / a Gathering of the MacDonalds of ClanRonald
D2.16: 74  PS 200 MacIntosh’s Lament / Cumhadh Mich a’h Arasaig
D2.17: 83  PS155 Cumhadh MhicShuain á Roaig a / Lament for… MacSuain of Roaig
D2.18: 88  PS 228 Cumhadh Fhionnlaidh / Lament for… Finlay
D2.19: 94  PS 100 Lament for MacDonald of Glengary
D2.20: 98  PS 201 Macdonald’s Warning / Cholle mo Run
D2.21: 103  PS 229  Cheerful Scotland / Alba Bheadarach
D2.22: 109  PS 15  Only Son’s Lament, The / Cumhadh ’n aon Mhic
D2.23: 114  PS 74  Lament for MacLean, A / La Sron a Chlachain
D2.25: 125  PS 218  Salute to the Chief of Menzies / Failte Mheinerich
D2.26: 132   PS 81 Sutherland’s March, The / Marsal na Suherlanach
D2.27: 139  PS 178  An Daorach Mhor
D2.29: 150  PS 231 Porst Iomramh Mhic Leod / MacLeod of MacLeod’s Rowing Piobaireachd
D2.30: 157  PS 232 Tulloch Ard / The Mackenzie’s Gathering
D2.31: 161  PS 107 The Blue Ribbon
D2.32: 168  PS 233  Angus Macdonald’s attack on the Macdougalls / Ionnsuidh Aneas Bhig Mhic Dhomhnuill
D2.33: 175  PS 55 Young George’s Salute / Failte Dheorse Oig
D2.34: 184  PS 8 MacNeil of Barry’s March / Spadderachd Bharach
D2.35: 190  PS 234 A’n Comunn / The Union of Scotland with England
D2.36: 201  PS 209 White Flag, The / A Bhratach Bhaan
D2.37: 207  PS 135  Cumhadh Chraobh na ‘n Cheud / a Lament for the Tree of Hundreds
D2.38: 216  PS 73  Chisholm’s Salute/ Failte ’n t’Shialich
D2.39: 223  PS 235 Intended Lament, An / A Bhoalaich
D2.40: 229  PS 78 Lament for Great John MacLean / Cumhadh Iain Ghairbh Mhic a Lean
D2.41: 236  PS 58  MacDonald’s March, A
D2.42: 240  PS 204 Sco math leam, ’Sco math leam, Cogadh no Sith / Equal to me, Peace or War
D2.43: 245  PS157 Failte Bhodaich / The Duke of Argyle’s Salute
D2.44: 349  PS 236 Go ’do Buidheann Eoghan / Away to your tribe Ewen
D2.45: 254  PS 32  Battle of Maolroy / A Mhuinntir a Chail Chaoil thugibh a’m bruach oirbh
D2.46: 258  PS 237 An t arm breachd derg, Se ’n t’arm mharbh me D2.46: 258
D2.47: 262  PS 4  The Blue Ribbon (The Grants’)
D2.48: 268  PS 21  [Nameless]
D2.49: 271  PS 239 Cumhadh na Cloinnidh / The Children’s Lament D2.49: 271
D2.50: 277  PS 190 Lament for General Cleaver, A / Cumhadh Chleibhair

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