PS 151 – All the old men paid but Rory

      Paigh na bodaich nail’ ach Ruairidh

Primary Sources

C2 Paigh bodaich Nail ach ruaigh C2.67: 149

Notes on Gaelic Title

Paigh na bodaich nail’ ach Ruairidh Paigh bodaich Nail ach ruaigh C2; Paigh bodaich Nail ach Ruarie C2 index. The old men will pay indeed but not Rory. The Piobaireachd Society (PS Book 11, pp. 348-9) amended the Gaelic to Phaidh na bodaich mal ach Ruairidh, ‘All the old men paid rent but Rory’, but Buisman, “Paidh na Bodaich Nail’ ach Ruairidh”, Piping Times 43, No. 4 (1991), pp. 21-27 proposed the readings here, with nail’ short for naile.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2013)

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