1826 – Peter Reid’s MS (R)

NLS ms 22118. Untitled, but inscribed Peter Reid Glasgow 1826.

This manuscript contains 46 tunes and is bound with a third edition (1822) of Donald MacDonald’s published collection. It does not repeat any tune from that book. Also bound in is a manuscript collection of poems and song texts which refers to MacDonald’s book (folio 42v).

Peter Reid is said to have been a good amateur player and to have judged frequently at the annual pibroch competition in Edinburgh. When he wrote the manuscript, he seems to have been a young man, having a business position in Glasgow. Several of the tunes have a note indicating that they were played by a particular piper to win a competition, and one of them is Donald MacDonald, who won the prize pipe in 1817.

Reid was born in Campbeltown on 8 December 1801 and was possibly a student of MacDonald between 1814 and 1816, when MacDonald was living there. When Reid came to Leith, he may have continued his association with MacDonald, who had moved to Edinburgh by the summer of 1817, but it is also clear from the manuscript that he was friendly with the MacCrummon family. In particular, with Malcolm MacCrummon, who had business in and legal ties to Leith, and his son Donald, who started his own kelp and chemical processing concern there.

Keith Sanger, 2015

Peter Reid’s signature & date | Dedicatory Verses | Recitations (1) | Recitations (2) | Recitations (3) | Recitations (4)

NOTE. The folio sequence in the above PDFs is inaccurate – this will be rectified when I next consult the MS or receive accurate folio information. Previously, R.34 and R.35 were treated as the same tune; I separated them in the lists below on 4 August 2015. As Reid does not give tune numbers, these are editorial. References are in the form [Source].[editorial tune no.]: [folio no.]

Barnaby Brown, 2015

Alphabetical (source titles and spellings)

Battle of Waternish, The / Blar Bhaternis  R.43: 30v,  PS 221
Campbells Gathering, The  R.17: 14r,  PS 206
Chisholm of Strathglass’s Salute / Failte Shiosalaich Strathglais  R.14: 12r,  PS 73
[Clan Ranald’s Salute]  R.22: 17v,  PS 203
Donald Bane McCrumens Lament  R.42: 29v,  PS 220
Earl of Ross’s Pibrach, The / Piobaireachd Iarla Rois  R.9: 9r,  PS 118
Glen is our own, and all it contains, The  R.44: 31r,  PS 58
I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand / Fhuair mi pog o laimh an Righ  R.26: 21r,  PS 213
I return no more / Cha Till mi Tuille  R.34: 24v,  PS 57
Lament for Graham of Chlaverhouse slain at Killycrankie 1689, The / Cumhadh Chleibhai  R.6: 7r,  PS 190
[Lament for the Old Sword]  R.8: 8v,  PS 150
Lament for the Tree of Hundreds, The  R.2: 2r,  PS 135
Lochnells Lament / Cumh Fir Ceanloch nan Eala R.45: 31v, PS 222
Mc Donald of Clan Ranald’s Salute / Failte Chlaun Raonuill  R.10: 10r,  PS 203
Mac Donald of Sanda’s Lament / Cumah Fir Sundaigh  R.28: 22r,  PS 86
Mc Donald of Staffa’s Salute / Failte Fir Staffa  R.19: 15v,  PS 208
Mac Dougal of Lorn’s Lament  R.30: 23r,  PS 65
Mac Dougal of Lorn’s March  R.29: 22v,  PS 68
Mc Intosh of Boreland’s Salute  R.24: 19v,  PS 211
Mc Intosh’s Lament / Cumha Mhic a’h Arasais  R.1: 1r,  PS 200
[MacIvor’s March]  R.35: 25r,  PS 66
Mackays White Flag, The / Piobaireachd na Braitche Baine Chlan Aodh  R.20: 16v,  PS 209
MacKenzies March, The / Tullochard  R.25: 20r,  PS 212
Mac Lean of Coll’s  R.11: 10v,  PS 11
McLean of Lochbuie’s Lament / Cumha Thighearna Lochbui  R.46: 32v,  PS 223
Mac Leod of Rasar’s Lament / Cumha Mich Ghille Chaluim  R.18: 15r,  PS 207
Mac Leod of Ramsay’s Gathering / Cruimeachadh Mich Chille Chaluim  R.31: 23v,  PS 16
Mc Leod of Rasay’s Salute / Failte Mich chille Chaluim  R.32: 24r,  PS 216
Mac Nabs Gathering, The / Cruimeachadh Chlan Nab  R.38: 27r  PS 9
McNabs Salute, The / Failte Chlan Nab  R.37: 26v  PS 224
Marquis of Argyle’s Salute, The  R.16: 13r,  PS 157
Masacre of Glenco – Lament – 1692, The / Mursd a’ Ghlenne’ Cho  R.12: 11r,  PS 88
Menzie’s Salute, The / Failte Mhianairich  R.39: 27v,  PS 218
Morris March / Mhaol Donn  R.27: 21v,  PS 75
Peace or War / Cogadh na’ Sith  R.13: 11v,  PS 204
piper’s warning to his Master, The / Colla mo’ Rún  R.3: 3r,  PS 201
Prince’s Landing at Moidart, The / Teachd a Phrionnsa gu Muideart  R.7: 8r,  PS 115
Rout of Bendoeg, The / Ruaig Ben Doeg  R.36: 25v,  PS 217
Sir Hector MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Lament / Cumha Shir Eachainn Ghearloch  R.41: 29r,  PS 195
Sir James McDonald of the Isles’ Salute / Fuaim na tuine ri Duntróne  R.21: 17r,  PS 210
Sound of the Waves against Duntrone, The / Fuaim na tuine ri Duntróne  R.15: 12v,  PS 205
Stewart’s Gathering, The
  R.4: 4r,  PS 202
[Struan Robertson’s Salute]  R.40: 28v,  PS 254
Sutherlands Gathering, The  R.23: 18r,  PS 72
Young George’s Salute / Failté Dheors’ òig  R.5: 5r,  PS 55

Numerical (by folio)

R.1: 1r  PS 200 Mc Intosh’s Lament / Cumha Mhic a’h Arasais
R.2: 2r  PS 135 The Lament for the Tree of Hundreds
R.3: 3r  PS 201 The piper’s warning to his Master, The / Colla mo’ Rún
R.4: 4r  PS 202 The Stewart’s Gathering
R.5: 5r  PS 55 Young George’s Salute / Failté Dheors’ òig
R.6: 7r  PS 190 The Lament for Graham of Chlaverhouse slain at Killycrankie 1689 / Cumhadh Chleibhai
R.7: 8r  PS 115 The Prince’s Landing at Moidart, The / Teachd a Phrionnsa gu Muideart
R.8: 8v  PS 150 Hodinbain hodre hIhodro hiohotra [Lament for the Old Sword]
R.9: 9r  PS 118 The Earl of Ross’s Pibrach / Piobaireachd Iarla Rois
R.10: 10r  PS 203 Mc Donald of Clan Ranald’s Salute / Failte Chlaun Raonuill
R.11: 10v  PS 11 Mac Lean of Coll’s
R.12: 11r  PS 88 The Masacre of Glenco – Lament – 1692, The / Mursd a’ Ghlenne’ Cho2
R.13: 11v  PS 204 Peace or War / Cogadh na’ Sith
R.14: 12r  PS 73 Chisholm of Strathglass’s Salute / Failte Shiosalaich Strathglais
R.15: 12v  PS 205 The Sound of the Waves against Duntrone, The / Fuaim na tuine ri Duntróne
R.16: 13r  PS 157 The Marquis of Argyle’s Salute
R.17: 14r  PS 206 The Campbells Gathering
R.18: 15r  PS 207 Mac Leod of Rasar’s Lament / Cumha Mich Ghille Chaluim
R.19: 15v  PS 208 Mc Donald of Staffa’s Salute / Failte Fir Staffa
R.20: 16v  PS 209 The Mackays White Flag, The / Piobaireachd na Braitche Baine Chlan Aodh
R.21: 17r  PS 210 Sir James McDonald of the Isles’ Salute / Fuaim na tuine ri Duntróne
R.22: 17v  PS 203 Hintro cheen chea hioem [Clan Ranald’s Salute]
R.23: 18r  PS 72 The Sutherlands Gathering
R.24: 19v  PS 211 Mc Intosh of Boreland’s Salute
R.25: 20r  PS 212 The MacKenzies March, The / Tullochard
R.26: 21r  PS 213 I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand / Fhuair mi pog o laimh an Righ
R.27: 21v  PS 75 Morris March / Mhaol Donn
R.28: 22r  PS 86 Mac Donald of Sanda’s Lament / Cumah Fir Sundaigh
R.29: 22v  PS 68 Mac Dougal of Lorn’s March
R.30: 23r  PS 65 Mac Dougal of Lorn’s Lament
R.31: 23v  PS 16 Mac Leod of Ramsay’s Gathering / Cruimeachadh Mich Chille Chaluim
R.32: 24r  PS 216 MMc Leod of Rasay’s Salute / Failte Mich chille Chaluim
R.34: 24v  PS 57 I return no more / Cha Till mi Tuille
R.35: 25r  PS 66 [Hin]todreve hiovecheve [MacIvor’s March]
R.36: 25v  PS 217 The Rout of Bendoeg, The / Ruaig Ben Doeg
R.37: 26v  PS 224 The McNabs Salute, The / Failte Chlan Nab
R.38: 27r  PS 9 Tac Nabs Gathering, The / Cruimeachadh Chlan Nab
R.39: 27v  PS 218 The Menzie’s Salute, The / Failte Mhianairich
R.40: 28v  PS 254 Hiaotrotra hinotra [Struan Robertson’s Salute]
R.41: 29r  PS 195 Sir Hector MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Lament / Cumha Shir Eachainn Ghearloch
R.42: 29v  PS 220 Donald Bane McCrumens Lament
R.43: 30v  PS 221 The Battle of Waternish / Blar Bhaternis
R.44: 31r  PS 58 The Glen is our own, and all it contains
R.45: 31v  PS 222 Lochnells Lament / Cumh Fir Ceanloch nan Eala
R.46: 32v  PS 223 McLean of Lochbuie’s Lament / Cumha Thighearna Lochbui

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