Gaelic Literature of the Isle of Skye: an annotated  bibliography   

 

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LAMONT, Angus ( MACLAOMUINN, Aonghas)  (late 19th/early 20th Century)

 

This singer belonged to Skye and Paisley.

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‘Co-dhiubh, thogainn fonn mo leannain’

 

Celtic Monthly, 25 (1917), 40

 

Melody in tonic sol-fa notation from the singing of Angus. There are four four-line stanzas and a refrain.  Only the first stanza belongs to the old song, the others having been adapted.  For a song with a similar refrain from another Skye

singer, see From the Hebrides (Kennedy-Fraser and MacLeod 1925: xi). 

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‘Dh’ fhalbh mo rùn, hó i ù’

 

Celtic Monthly, 17 (1908-1909), 220.

 

The melody and the three-line refrain noted from the singing of Angus. The six verse-couplets have been adapted to the melody, probably by Calum MacPharlain. 

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‘Ràinig thu ‘n cridh’ agam’

 

An Sgeulaiche, 1 (1909-1910), 428-429).

 

A love song, of which Angus could only remember one quatrain and the refrain.  These are given alongside new words composed to his tune, which is given in tonic sol-fa notation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Traditional: known authorship

A-C       D-Domhnall       Domhnallach-Dz        E–G       H–L       M–MacA       MacB–MacC        MacD        MacE-MacK,  MacLa-MacLeod        MacLeòid A-H        MacLeòid I-Z        MacM-MacN       MacO-MacZ      M      N      O-Q      R-Z

 

Traditional: anonymous

A-B      C-D      E-K      L-N       O       P-Z     

 

Traditional: collections

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

Cairistiona Mhàrtainn         Alexander Morison          Kenneth Morrison         Angus Nicolson          Portree HS Magazine   Lachlann Robertson         Frances Tolmie I          Frances Tolmie II

 

Modern

Somhairle MacGill-Eain         The New Poetry

 

References

Books etc: A-L         Books etc: MacA-MacL         Books etc: MacM-Z   Periodicals, MSS, AV

 

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