PS 244 – MacDonald’s Salute, or Duntroon’s Salute


      Fàilte Mhic Dhòmhnaill

      Lasan Phàdraig Chaogaich

Primary Sources

Lassan Phadrig Chiegch G.10: 25
K3 Index: Piobaireachd, Dhuntroin / MacDonald’s Salute or Duntron K3.34: 119
KK Failte Mhic Dhomhnuill / MacDonald’s Salute KK.69: 135
SC Bentir SC.43
Angus MacKay, ‘Specimens of Canntareachd’ (c. 1854), no. 43

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Beinn T…(?) Bentir SC.

Duntreòin Duntron K3; Piobaireachd / Dhuntroin K3 index. Duntrune. Duntrune Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. The connection with MacDonald may possibly be explained by a story transmitted by the MacCallums of Poltalloch, the family in residence there since 1562: ‘Our ghost is well-authenticated, handless piper, whose musical warning “Cholla mo Run, Seachain a Dun” saved his master Colkitto McDonald from a Campbell ambush’ (, accessed 30 April 2016). See The Piper’s Warning to His Master (PS 201).

Fàilte Mhic Dhòmhnaill  MacDonald’s Salute or Duntron K3. KK Failte Mhic Dhomhnuill / MacDonald’s Salute KK. MacDonald’s Salute. Cf Fàilte Chlann Dòmhnaill (PS 111).

Lasan Phàdraig Chaogaich Lassan Phadrig Chiegch G; Lassan alias the flame of Phadrig Chiegh… G notes; Lasan Phadruig Chaoig / A Flame of wrath for squint Peter MacCrummen K1; Lasan Phadruig Chaoig / A Flame of wrath, for Squint Peter… KK. Squint-eyed Patrick’s flame. Conventionally ‘A flame of wrath for Patrick Caogach’. Gesto gives this title to PS 244; MacKay gives it to PS 46.

Roderick Cannon (2009), rev. Barnaby Brown 2016

Archive Recording

1958 Donald MacLean

Other Material

2008 William Donaldson: Set Tunes Notes

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