PS 023 – The Sister’s Lament

      Cumha na Peathar

Primary Sources

C1 Daughters Lament C1.22: 49
Cumh na Paithair / the Sister’s Lament H.6: 12r
D1 Cumh na Peahair / The Sisters Lament D1.9: 53
K1 Cumha na Peathair / The Sister’s Lament K1.66: 151

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cumha na Peathar  Cumh na Paithair / the Sister’s Lament H;Cumh na Peahair / The Sisters Lament D1; Cumha na Peathair / The Sister’s Lament K1. The Sister’s Lament. The name, and a major poem on the theme, have been discussed by Sorley MacLean (cf. Somhairle MacGill-eain Ris a’ Bhruaich, the criticism and prose writing of Sorley MacLean, edited by William Gillies, Stornoway [1985], pp. 247-248) who notes that it is not possible to tell whether the lament is ‘for’ or ‘by’ the sister.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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