Gaelic Literature of the Isle of Skye: an annotated bibliography

 

Traditional poetry and song of known authorship: introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Included are the works of those poets who have belonged to Skye and its adjacent islands, either through birth or long residence. The exact criteria may vary, depending upon circumstances. For instance, William Ross (1762-1790) was born and spent his childhood years in Skye, but his active poetic life was spent on the mainland Gaidhealtachd and, with the exception of one poem, Cmhradh eadar am Brd agus Blth-bheinn I do not feel that he can be called a Skye poet, although I realise that not everyone will agree with this.

 

Where a recognised collected edition of a poets work exists, separate publication of an individual item included in such an edition is not cited here unless there are significant textual variations between the two versions and the variant version is not noted in the collected edition.

 

Where the published title of a poem is descriptive, rather than derived from the text, the first line is quoted in the annotation.

 

Where recorded versions of a poets work have been issued in conjunction with the printed text these are noted and wherever possible, printed versions of tunes for poems or songs published separately from the texts cited are noted.

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Traditional poets and songmakers:

 

A-C, D-Domhnall,

 

Domhnallach-Dz,

 

EG, HL,

 

MMacA,

 

MacBMacC,

 

MacD,

 

MacE-MacK,

 

MacLa-MacLeod,

 

MacLeid A-H,

 

MacLeid I-Z,

 

MacM-MacN,

 

MacO-MacZ,

 

M, N, O-Q,

 

R-Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homepage

 

Poetry

 

Traditional: known authorship

 

A-C D-Domhnall

Domhnallach-Dz EG

HL, MMacA

MacBMacC, MacD

MacE-MacK

MacLa-MacLeod

MacLeid A-H

MacLeid 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 Dhghlas

Tormod Domhnallach

Marjory Kennedy-Fraser

Angus Lamont

K. N. MacDonald

Johan MacInnes

Hugh MacKinnon

Calum I. MacLean

Sorley MacLean

Kenneth MacLeod

Niall MacLeid

Miri Nighean Alasdair

Cairistiona Mhrtainn

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

 

Abbreviations

 

Contact

 

 

 

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A Loughran, 2016