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The Songs and Hymns of the Scottish Highlands. Part II Song 5

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PERIOD: 1880s
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries (typed pages)
COLLECTION NAME: Songs and Hymns of the Scottish Highlands
AUTHOR/CREATOR: Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald)

Song 5. Morag - Jacobite Song.
This Gaelic song was written by Alexander MacDonald (Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair). It has hidden meaning as 'Morag' represents Bonnie Prince Charlie.

'The Songs and Hymns of the Scottish Highlands' by Lachlan MacBean was published in 1888. MacBean also translated the songs into English. The music is simple four part harmony and the tunes are in both standard notation and solfa. The book is in two parts, sacred and secular.

Lachlan MacBean was born in Kiltarlity in 1853 and died in Kirkcaldy in 1931. He was a well-known journalist and translator and was editor of the Fifeshire Advertiser. His other works include 'Kirkcaldy Burgh Records', 'Lessons on Gaelic' and a 'Celtic Who's Who', as well as various papers in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness



IDENTIFIER: Z_QZP40_100634_P050

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The Songs and Hymns of the Scottish Highlands. Part II Song 8

The Songs and Hymns of the Scottish Highlands. Part II Song 8





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