Notes on Gaelic Titles
Cumha Dhòmhnaill Duaghail Mhic Aoidh Chumh Mhic Caoie C1; Cunah ’Mic Cui or the chief of McKay’s Lament A; Cumh con Mhic aoidh DJ; Cumha Dhomhnuill Dhuaghal Mhic Aoidh / Donald Duaghal Mackay’s Lament KB. Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay. There is no agreement on the meaning of the epithet Duaghal – see A.J. Haddow, The history and structure of ceol mor, M. R. Haddow (1982); reprinted 2004, The Piobaireachd Society, p. 102 for a summary of suggestions – but the tune is conventionally connected with the first Lord Reay. He died in 1649 (I. Grimble, Chief of MacKay, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London ). The spelling Cunadh in A is presumably a misreading of an earlier cumhadh – see e.g. Cumha Dhòmhnaill Bhàin Mhic Chruimein (220).