Gaelic Literature of the
Traditional poetry and song: collectors and collections
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MACKINNON, Hugh (1894-1972)
Hugh MacKinnon, Eóghainn MacFhionghainn, of Cleadale,
Eigg, died in 1972, aged seventy-eight years.
Tribute was paid to this distinguished tradition bearer with the
publication of a memorial issue of Tocher (10:Summer 1973), the periodical of the
For prose tales collected from Hugh MacKinnon, see the section for traditional prose in this bibliography.
i ‘Chaitriona nach till thu idir’. Sruth (25th July 1968), p. 5.
A pibroch song composed by the Eigg piper Domhnall MacGuaire for his wife. Included in Hugh’s account of the piper’s life.
ii ‘An Dubh Ghleannach’. Tocher, 15 (Autumn 1974), 254-257.
Hugh’s version of Alasdair
MacKinnon’s song in praise of MacDonald of Glenaladale’s
ship: included in his account of the sinking of the ship off Eigg in 1817
(pp. 250-257). With parallel English
translation and the tune in staff notation.
iii ‘Ged chunnaig mi ‘long a’ seòladh’. Tocher, 10 (Summer 1973), 66-67.
Part of song said to have been composed by Mary MacLean, wife of the Rev. Hugh MacAskill of Eigg. See entry for Mary MacLean in the section for poetry and song of known authorship.
iv ‘Iseabail Og Cheann a’ Chreagain’. Tocher, 10 (Summer 1973), 52.55.
Refrain of a song composed to a
young woman who married one of the MacDonalds of Laig. From Hugh’s
account of the MacDonalds of Laig
(pp. 40-65), with parallel English translation. Part of material recorded from Hugh by
Donald Archie MacDonald in 1964, on
v ‘Is hiùraibh ó chan eil mi slàn’. Tocher, 29 (Autumn 1978), 326-330.
Song said to have been composed by a widow who lived above Kildonan, and whose four sons had been carried off by a press gang. Four verse-couplets and a refrain, with parallel English translation and the tune in staff notation.
Included in Hugh’s account of the
background to the song: from
vi ‘ ‘S ó gaol an gill’ air a bheil Eóghain Bàn’. Tocher, 10 (Summer 1973), 76-78.
A version of ‘Eóghann
Bàn’ in Frances Tolmie’s
Collection (Journal of The Folk-Song
Society, 16:190). One four-line
verse and a refrain, with parallel English translation and the tune in staff
notation. Part of material recorded
from Hugh by Donald Archie MacDonald in 1964, on
Annie Arnott An Cabairneach Carmina Gadelica Catriona Dhùghlas Tormod Domhnallach Marjory Kennedy-Fraser Angus Lamont K. N. MacDonald Johan MacInnes Hugh MacKinnon Calum I. MacLean Sorley MacLean Kenneth MacLeod Niall MacLeòid Màiri Nighean Alasdair
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