C2 Blare Vuster C2.79: 171 188.8.131.52
K3 Cruinneachadh na’ Fineachan / The Gathering of the Clans K3.17: 93 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11
KK Cruinneachadh na Fineachan / The Gathering of the Clans KK.23: 41 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124
Notes on Gaelic Titles
Blàr Bhustair Blare Vuster C2. The Battle of Worcester. The battle (1651), disastrous for the Scots, had a large impact on West Highland tradition (see I.F. Grant, The MacLeods, the History of a Clan, Edinburgh (1959, Reprinted 1981), pp 295-297) but the place name has not been noted in any other Gaelic context.
Cruinneachadh nam Fineachan Cruinneachadh na’ Fineachan / The gathering of the clans K3; Cruinneachadh na Fineachan / The Gathering of the Clans KK. The Gathering of the Clans. ‘Gathering’ in this sense is a distinct Scots usage, the contemporary English expressions being ‘assembly’ or ‘general’ (see R.D. Cannon, ‘Gaelic names of pibrochs: a classification,’ Scottish Studies 34 [2000-2006], pp 20-59). The English expression is now such a cliché that one might ask whether it was adopted as a tune name by Angus MacKay following popularisation by Walter Scott. On the other hand it is found as early as 1784. See comments under PS 204.
PS Book 14: p. 455