PS 159 – The Groat

      An Gròt

      Màrsail nan Granndach

Primary Sources

J [first 4 bars omitting the first 2 beats] J:20r.1


C2 Mairsall Na Grantich C2.75: 164
D1 An Groatha / The Groat D1.15: 80
K1 An Gròt Misgeach / The Drunken Groat K1.67: 153
KK An Gròt Misgeach / The Drunken Groat KK.57: 109

Notes on Gaelic Titles

An Gròt An Groatha / The Groat D1; An Gròt Misgeach / The Drunken Groat K1; An Gròt Misgeach / The Drunken Groat KK. The Groat. A groat was a silver coin worth four pence. Donald MacDonald states that the tune was ‘composed by McCruimein piper to McLeod of Dunvegan on the christning of Rory More the chief’s son’. If the name means what it seems to mean it may refer to some token gift, but misgeach suggests comparison with modern English ‘wetting the baby’s head’.

Màrsail nan Granndach Mairsall Na Grantich C2. The Grants’ March.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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