1854 – Angus MacKay: ‘Seaforth’ MS (KS)

NLS ms 3744. The Following Highland airs For the Private use of Keith W Stewart MacKenzie Esq of Seaforth Are Copies by Angus MacKay Piper to Her Majesty From the Original MSS in his possession as Noted down by him From the Canntereachd of John Mac Kay his Father from the year 1826. to 1840.  

Angus MacKay wrote this manuscript in 1854 while he was confined in Bethlem Hospital, London. Evidently, he had old stocks of paper with him since he used the same stock for the index of this manuscript as he had previously used for his two-volume manuscript.

Roderick Cannon, General Preface to the Piobaireachd Society Collection (1997), p. 15

Title Page & Index

Alphabetical (source titles and spelling)

Bicker, The / Port a Mheadair KS.8: 16, PS 48
Blind Piper’s Obstinacy, The / Crosanachd an Doill KS.6: 11, PS 160
Colin Roy’s Lament / Cumha Chaillean Ruaidh KS.10: 21, PS 247
Deperate Battle, The / Cath Gailidheach KS 13:33, PS 305
Failt fir Bhosisdale / Allister More MacDonald Salute KS.12: 29, PS 95
Hector Roy of the Battle’s Lament / Cumha Eachann Ruaidh na’n Cath KS.4: 7, PS 300
James’ Departure / Suibhel Sheumais KS.7: 13, PS 175
King James 6th of Scotland and 1st of England Salute / Failte Righ Seumas a Se KS.5: 8, PS 14
Lament for the Duke of Hamilton / Cumha Dhuc Hamilton KS.9: 18, PS 85
Little Finger Tune, The / Port na Ludaig KS.1: 1, PS 240
MacLeod of Rasay’s Salute KS.14: 35, PS 216
Tune of Strife, The / Port na Srian na Port na Strigh KS.11: 25, PS 107
Weighing from Land / Togail O Thir KS.2: 3, PS 140
Welcome Johnie Back Again / Slan gu’n till Eonachann KS.3: 5, PS 145

Numerical (by number and page)

KS.1: 1  PS 240 Little Finger Tune, The / Port na Ludaig
KS.2: 3  PS 140 Weighing from Land / Togail ’O Thir
KS.3: 5  PS 145 Welcome Johnie Back Again / Slan gu’n till Eonachann
KS.4: 7  PS 300 Hector Roy of the Battle’s Lament / Cumha Eachann Ruaidh na’n Cath
KS.5: 8  PS 14 King James 6th of Scotland and 1st of England Salute / Failte Righ Seumas a Se
KS.6: 11  PS 160 Blind Piper’s Obstinacy, The / Crosanachd an Doill
KS.7: 13  PS 175 James’ Departure / Suibhel Sheumais
KS.8: 16  PS 48 Bicker, The / Port a Mheadair
KS.9: 18  PS 85 Lament for the Duke of Hamilton / Cumha Dhuc Hamilton
KS.10: 21  PS 247 Colin Roy’s Lament / Cumha Chaillean Ruaidh
KS.11: 25  PS 107 Tune of Strife, The / Port na Srian na Port na Strigh
KS.12: 29  PS 95 Failt fir Bhosisdale / Allister More MacDonald Salute
KS 13: 33 PS 305 N. Cath Gailidheach /The Desperate Battle
KS.14: 35  PS 216 MacLeod of Rasay’s Salute

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