PS 094 – The Rout of the MacPhees

      A’ Bhirlinn Chorrach Chaol

      Cha b’oil le Mac-a-Phì fhéin ... a sheinn

      Ruaig air Chlann-a-Phì

Primary Sources

C2 Vuirlin Corrich Chaoil C2.10: 24
K3 Ruaig air Clann a Phie / The Rout of the MacPhies K3.14: 89
JK Cha bol le mhac a fee he a nee a chen JK.36: 95

Notes on Gaelic Titles

A’ Bhirlinn Chorrach Chaol Vuirlin Corrich Chaoil C2. The slender galley. The adjectives could be compliments to the vessel – narrow and unstable, but fast and elegant.

Cha b’oil le Mac-a-Phì fhéin … a sheinn Cha bol le mhac a fee he a nee a chen JK. Not yet completely interpreted, but it evidently begins something like ‘MacPhee would not mind (object to)…’ and perhaps ends ‘to sing/play it’.

Ruaig air Chlann-a-Phì Ruaig air Clann a Phie / The Rout of the MacPhies K3. The Rout of the MacPhees.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2008)

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