PS 234 – The Lament for the Union

      An Co-aontachadh

      An Comann

      Cumha an Aonachd

      Molluchd nam Pìobairean

Primary Sources

D2 A’n Comunn / The Union of Scotland with England D2.35: 190
Dj The Union Dj.21: 19
Molluch na Piperin / The Union of Scotland with England G.6: 13
K3 An Co-aontachadh / Lament for the Union K3.13: 86
JK Cumha an Aonachd JK.44: [116]

Notes on Gaelic Titles

An Co-aontachadh A’n Comunn / The Union of Scotland with England D2; The Union Dj; Molluch na Piperin / The Union of Scotland with England G; An Co-aontachadh / Lament for the Union K3; Cumha an Aonachd JK. The Lament for the Union. There is no ‘lament’  in the earliest sources. Probably the vernacular term was simply ‘The Union’  for which we are given three Gaelic prototypes. Even today ‘The Union’  (when not ‘The Onion’ ) is the usual unofficial name. Any elaboration in Gaelic, would have been even less diplomatic, to judge from the subtitle added by MacLeod of Gesto.

An Comann. The Union.

Cumha an Aonachd. Lament for the Union.

Mallachd nam pìobairean Molluch na Piperin / The Union of Scotland with England G. The Pipers’ Curse. Dwelly notes that there is a ‘Northern form’ mollachd of the word more usually found as mallachd.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Archive Recording

1976 Pipe Major Robert Bell Nicol, Pipe Major Robert Urquart Brown MBE (canntaireachd)
1976 Pipe Major Donald MacLeod

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2004)

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