PS 229 – The Battle of Sheriffmuir

      Alba Bheadarach

      Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraidh

Primary Sources

D2 Alba Bheadarach / Cheerful Scotland D2.21: 103
Dj The Battle of Sherrif Muir Dj.8: 7
KB Blar Sliabh an t-Shirra / The Battle of Sheriffmuir KB.26: 63
K3 Blàr Sliabh an t-siorraidh / The Battle of Sheriffmoor K3.25: 105

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Alba Bheadarach Alba Bheadarach / Cheerful Scotland D2. Beloved Scotland. Said by Donald MacDonald to be ‘the favourite march of Donald Gorm of Slate… when going to the battle of Sheriffmuir’. Colloquial Alba in contrast to poetical Albainn in PS 187.

Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraidh The Battle of Sherrif Muir Dj; Blar Sliabh an t-Shirra / The Battle of Sheriffmuir KB; Blàr Sliabh an t-siorraidh / The Battle of Sheriffmoor K3. The Battle of Sheriffmuir. For the fitting of words and music see A.M. MacDonald, The relationship between pibroch and Gaelic song: its implications on the performance style of the pibroch ùrlar, MLitt Thesis, Edinburgh University (1995), pp. 180-196.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2011)

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