PS 180 – Beinn a Ghriaim

      Beinn a’ Ghriain

Primary Sources

Beinn Na Ghrian A.4: 11
K1 Beinn a Ghriann / Index: The Hill of [unfinished] K1.3: 7
KK Beinn a Ghrian’n KK.36: 64

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Beinn a’ Ghriain  Beinn a Ghriann K1; The Hill of [unfinished] K1; Beinn a Ghriann KK. Beinn a Ghriann. A place-name. Evidently not ‘The hill of the sun’  which would be *Beinn na grèine. A. J. Haddow (1982, p. 70) suggested amending to Beinn a’ Ghriaim (‘Ben Griam’ in Sutherland) where there was a battle in 1602 between the Earls of Caithness and Sutherland. In the Edinburgh competitions this tune was offered in 1821, by a piper from Golspie (I.I. MacInnes 1988, p. 163).

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2004)


      2015 Allan Macdonald and Barnaby Brown - Beinn a' Ghriaim

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