PS 251 – Lady D’Oyly’s Salute

      Fàilte Baintighearna D’Oyly

Primary Sources

KB Failte Bhan-Tighearna Dhoile / Lady Doyle’s Salute KB.17: 43
SC Hi anana hi o u him SC.29
Angus MacKay, ‘Specimens of Canntareachd’ (c. 1854), no. 29

Notes on the Gaelic Title

Fàilte Baintighearna D’Oyly Failte Bhan-Tighearna Dhoile / Lady Doyle’s Salute KB. Lady D’Oyly’s Salute. Angus MacKay’s English spelling is incorrect: the subject was Elizabeth Ross, niece of James MacLeod of Raasay, who married Sir Charles D’Oyly in 1815. Angus explains (KB notes, no. 17) that the tune was composed by his father, John MacKay, piper to Raasay, some time after Lady D’Oyly had settled in India. See P. Cooke, ‘Elizabeth Ross and the piping of John MacKay of Raasay’, Proc. Piobaireachd Society Conference, Bridge of Allan (March 1985 and April 1986).

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

2004 William Donaldson: Set Tunes Notes


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