100 Songs of Rob Donn MacKay (e-book)

100 Òran le Rob Donn MacAoidh.
This is a songbook for both singers and scholars, intended to serve as a resource for anyone interested in eighteenth-century Gaelic song, including singers, music teachers and Mòd participants, professional historians and Gaelic scholars, heritage groups and libraries, current residents of the Highlands, and members of the Scottish diaspora.

The composer of these songs (words and often music) was Rob Donn MacAoidh (Robert MacKay), an oral poet and songmaker who lived from 1714 to 1778 in northwest Sutherland. He was a prolific bard who left over 220 poems and songs, published in Gaelic in the nineteenth century but most never previously translated into English or published in full with their musical settings.

This volume, based on research undertaken for a PhD in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh by Dr Ellen Beard, includes all the songs for which music could be located, with complete texts and translations, footnotes on sources, and suggestions for further reading. Its publication coincides with the opening of the Rob Donn Trail, a community heritage project in MacKay Country.

Details

Instruments:
Gaelic song, Harp, Voice
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Jig, Listening tune, Long variation, Reel, Work tunes
Occasions:
Ceilidh, Hogmanay, St Andrew's Night, Weddings
Pages:
210
Articulations:
Staff notation
Arrangers:
Ellen Beard
Date:
October 2018
Book format:
A4
Authors:
Ellen Beard
ISBN:
978-1-906804-66-4
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Table of contents

  • INDEX OF TITLES (GÀIDHLIG)
  • A’ Bhana-mhàighstir Chruaidh, 78
  • A’ Bhanais an Aisir, 131
  • A’ Chàraid Bheag, 124
  • A’ Chùirt an Tunga, 55
  • A Naoghais, Bi Treun, 114
  • Alasdair Cormaig is Rob Donn, 145
  • Am Banntrach is an t-Seann Mhaighdean, 125
  • Am Boc Glas, 155
  • Am Bruadar, 60
  • Am Buachaille ’s am Figheadair, 118
  • Am Fear Faoin, 161
  • Am Fleasgach is a’ Bhanntrach, 110
  • An Coigreach aig an Dannsa, 163
  • An Gèigean, 144
  • An Leannan Neo-sheasmhach, 104
  • Banais Richard, 132
  • Bean Innse-mheiridh, 151
  • Briogais mhic Ruaraidh, 127
  • Briogaiseag, 88
  • Coirneal MacAoidh is Curstaidh Brodaidh, 98
  • Comhairle do Fhleasgach Òg, 111
  • Cù Dhòmhnaill Friseil, 187
  • Cumha do Mhaighstir Morchadh, 35
  • Cumha do Ùisdean MacAoidh, 16
  • Curstaidh Brodaidh do Choirneal MacAoidh, 100
  • Da Mhnaoi Fhèin, 165
  • Do Anna Moireasdan, 96
  • Do Bhan-mhorair MhicAoidh, 179
  • Do Charaid Òg, 102
  • Do Dhaibhidh, 154
  • Do Dhoctair Moireasdan, 86
  • Do Dhòmhnall, 160
  • Do Dhuine Àraidh, 164
  • Do Iain MacAoidh mac Dhòmhnaill, 48
  • Do Iain MacLeòid, 165
  • Do Iain mac Naoghais ’ic Uilleim, 72
  • Do Iain Thapaidh, 138, 139, 141
  • Do Iseabail, 135
  • Do Mhaighdinn Òig, 97
  • Do Mhaighstir-sgoile a Lean Nighean Òg don Tobar, 153
  • Do Mhàiri NicAoidh, Nighean Fear Bhiogais, 181
  • Do Nigheanan a’ Bhàird, 68
  • Do Phrionnsa Teàrlach, 46
  • Do Shàlaidh Grannd, 183
  • Do Sheumas MacCullach, 80
  • Don a’ Ghèigean, 143
  • Dròbhair da Leannan, 92
  • Faolan, 162, 168
  • Freagradh do Iain Thapaidh, 140
  • Gleann Gallaidh, 191
  • Iain Donn is Caitriona Nighean Phail, 156
  • Iain mac Ailein, 50
  • Illeachan, 130
  • Imrich ann am Polla, 82
  • Iorram do Rùpard, 196
  • Mac Uilleim Bhàin, 107
  • Màiri agus Iseabail, 189
  • Màiri Òg is a Leannan, 152
  • Mairiread is a Leannan, 122
  • Marbhrann air Màidsear Mac’Ill’Eathainn, 20
  • Marbhrann do Chloinn Fhir Taigh Ruspainn, 41
  • Marbhrann do Choinneach Sutharlain, Fear Chealldail, 22
  • Marbhrann do Dhòmhnall, Morair MacAoidh, 28
  • Marbhrann do Iain Rothach is Dòmhnall MacAoidh, 24
  • Marbhrann do Mhaighstir Morchadh, 31
  • Marbhrann don Iarla Chatach, 36
  • Marbhrann Eòghainn, 39
  • Marbhrann Fir Alldanaidh an Asainnt, 18
  • Marbhrann Iain Grè, Roghaird, 43
  • Marbhrann Ùisdein MhicAoidh, Mac an Taoiteir, 14
  • Moladh is Dì-moladh Churstaidh NicLeòid, 76
  • Moladh Shàlaidh Grannd, 185
  • Na Casagan Dubha, 52
  • Na Greusaichean Beaga, 148
  • Na Trì Seònaid, 70
  • Niall MacAoidh is a Sgioba, 200
  • Nighean da Leannan, 101
  • Nigheanag a’ Chòta Bhuidhe, 105
  • Òran a’ Gheamhraidh, 192
  • Òran air Bàs Eich, 187
  • Òran an Ainm Iain mhic Eachainn, 84
  • Òran do Bhean Bainnse, 133
  • Òran do dh’Uachdaranan na Dùthcha, 74
  • Òran do Fhear Sgailceach, 166
  • Òran Gaoil, 112
  • Òran le Seann Mhaighdinn, 120
  • Òran nan Suiridheach, 65
  • Pìobaireachd Bean Aoidh, 175
  • Pìobaireachd Iseabail NicAoidh, 172
  • Rob an Sealgair, 147
  • ’S Trom Leam an Àirigh, 94
  • Tha Mi nam Chadal ’s na Dùisgear Mi, 56
  • Tobar Ruadh Ruspainn, 159
  • Tochradh a’ Ghamhna Chiar, 116
  • Turas Dhaibhidh do dh’Arcaibh, 198
  • Turas do Steòrnabhagh, 194
  • Uilleam MacAoidh is Ealasaid Ruadh, 157
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Reviews

"I think this beautifully produced book is another true credit to them, as it is to you."

Colm O'Boyle

"I have been going through it with great interest and it seems to me that the collection is a great step forward in the study of the modern Gaelic song-makers."

Colm O'Boyle

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