PS 100 – Lament for Alasdair Dearg

      Cumha Alasdair Dheirg
      Cumha Mhic ’ic Alasdair

Primary Sources

C2 Glengearrie’s March C2.16: 40
CK Hinotrao horodin CK.4
D2 Cumhadh Alistair Dheirg / a Lament for… Alexander MacDonald of Glengary D2.19: 94
Dj Cumh Alister Yeerich Dj.12: 10
Lamentation of Mac Vic Allister… / Allister Dhu of Glengary, Esq. G.13: 30
K1 Cumha Alasdair Dheirg Mhic Mhic Alasdair / Red Alexander MacDonell of Glengary’s Lament K1.73: 167
KK Cumha Alisdair Dhearg Mhic Mhic Alisdair / Alexander MacDonell of Glengary’s Lament KK 21 38
JK Cumha Alisteir Dhearg JK.50: [134]

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cumha Alasdair Dheirg  Cumhadh Alistair Dheirg / a Lament for… Alexander MacDonald of Glengary D2; Cumh Alister Yeerich Dj; Cumha Alasdair Dheirg Mhic Mhic Alasdair / Red Alexander MacDonell of Glengary’s Lament K1; Cumha Alisdair Dhearg Mhic Mhic Alisdair / Alexander MacDonell of Glengary’s Lament KK; Cumha Alisteir Dhearg JK; Cumha Alister Dhearg JKA. Lament for Alasdair Dearg. Alasdair Dearg would have become chief of the Glengarry MacDonalds had he not died in about 1630.

Cumha Mhic ’ic Alasdair Lamentation of Mac Vic Allister, commonly called Allister Dhu of Glengary, Esq. G; Lamentation for Mac Vic Allister of Glengary… Gesto Notes. Lament for Alasdair Dubh of Glengarry. Gesto understood Mac Mhic Alasdair – ‘Son of the son of Alasdair’ – to mean the 11th chief, Alasdair Dubh (1705–1721). Angus MacKay, however, understood it to mean Alasdair Dearg († c. 1630); see his Gaelic titles in K1 and KK above.

Roderick Cannon (2009), rev. Barnaby Brown 2015

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