PS 136 – Lament for Cameron of Dungallon

      Cumha Mhic ’ic Thormoid

      Fàilte Thighearna Òig Dhùn Gallain

Primary Sources

C2 Dungalan’s Lament C2.52: 117
C2 Dun Gallans Lament C2.86: 186
Dungallon’s Salute A.26: 85
Mac, Vic Horomoid / McLeod Gesto’s Lamentation G.5: 10
KB Failte Thighearna òig Dhungallain / The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute KB.45: 113

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cumha Mhic ’ic Thormoid Mac, Vic Horomoid / McLeod Gesto’s Lamentation G; Mac Vic Tormode’s Lamentation… Gesto Notes. Lament for MacLeod of Gesto. See also Cruinneachadh Mhic ’ic Thormoid (PS 16).

Fàilte Thighearna Òig Dhùn Gallain  Dungalan’s Lament C2; Dun Gallans Lament C2; Failte Thighearna òig Dhungallain / The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute KB. A welcome to the Young Laird of Dungallon. A four-line verse begins Tha oighre òg aig fear Dhungallain (MacKay Notes, p. 11). It is possible that this was used by Angus MacKay in order to concoct a formal title for the pibroch. A version of the tune with essentially this same Gaelic title is in a manuscript of Angus Fraser (d. 1874), probably derived in turn from KB (C. and A. Martin, Angus Fraser Collection of Scottish Gaelic Airs, Taigh nan Teud, Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye [1996],  p. 7). For more on the lairds of Dungallon, see PS Book 10, p. 291 and R. Black, The Gaelic Otherworld, Birlinn, Edinburgh (2008), p. 344 note 241.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2004)

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