PS 061 – Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles

      Cumha Ridir Seumas nan Eilean

Primary Sources

C1 C1.60: 126
Sir James MacDonald’s Lament A.23: 71
K1 Cumha Ridir Seumas na’n Eilean / Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’s Lament K1.61: 137
KK Cumha Ridir Seumas na’n Eilean / Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’s Lament KK.20: 37

Notes on Gaelic Title

Cumha Ridir Seumas nan Eilean Sir James MacDonalds Lament by Chas. Mc Arthur A;Cumha Ridir Seumas na’n Eilean / Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’s Lament K1; Cumha Ridir Seumas na’n Eilean / Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’s Lament KK. Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles. It is characteristic of Angus MacKay to assign the most dignified titles to aristocratic patrons, but in this case he may not be the first to do so. Sir James MacDonald of the Isles, who died young in 1766 (W. Matheson, The songs of John MacCodrum, The Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, Edinburgh (1938), p. xxix), was a particularly well regarded supporter of the arts.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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