PS 236 – Sir Ewin Cameron of Locheil’s Salute

      Fàilte an Ridire Eoghann Loch Iall

      Gu do Bhuidheann Eoghainn

Primary Sources

D2 Go ’do Buidheann Eoghan / Away to your tribe Ewen D2.44: 249
KB Failte Ridir Eoghann Lochiall / Sir Ewin Cameron of Lochiel’s Salute KB.20: 49

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Fàilte an Ridire Eoghann Loch Iall Failte Ridir Eoghann Lochiall / Sir Ewin Cameron of Lochiel’s Salute KB. Sir Ewin Cameron of Lochiel’s Salute. The Camerons of Lochiel had a well known patronymic, Mac Dhòmhnaill Duibh – see Fàilte Loch Iall (177)  – so Angus MacKay’s Gaelic title suggests a tradition that this particular tune was composed for Sir Ewin specifically.

Gu do Bhuidheann Eoghainn Go do Buidheann Eoghan / Away to your tribe Ewen D2. No recent translation. The expression need not be as disrespectful as it sounds. Donald MacDonald (D2) claims that when Sir Ewen was on his travels abroad ‘his clan at Lochaber, wearying for his return, wrote a letter to him, with the above Gaelic words…’. Angus MacKay’s titles for the tune may reflect an independent but consistent tradition. Another translation could be ‘join your Regiment, Ewen’.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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