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Early Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd

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John MacKay Manuscript

This John MacKay is Angus' brother, not his father, who as far as is known could not write music.



The manuscript has contents pages written by Angus MacKay, and also a note from him that it was found in "the Portmanteau of my late lamented brother John after his decease Oct 1848 - Being a collection of my father's Tunes"

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Introduction by Roderick Cannon  Get Document: Introduction by Roderick Cannon
Frontspiece   Get Document: Frontspiece
Manuscript Index   Get Document: Manuscript Index
Index 1  Get Document: Index 1
Index 2  Get Document: Index 2
Dr. J. Bannatyne Letter to Major Grant  Get Document: Dr. J. Bannatyne Letter to Major Grant
Archibald Campbell Letter to Major Grant  Get Document: Archibald Campbell Letter to Major Grant
Archibald Campbel Notes on tunes  Get Document: Archibald Campbel Notes on tunes
John MacKay Manuscript Finlay's Lament 1 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Finlay's Lament 1
John MacKay Manuscript Duncan MacRae of Kentail's Lament 2 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Duncan MacRae of Kentail's Lament 2
John MacKay Manuscript Lord Kentail's Lament 3 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Lord Kentail's Lament 3
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha na Suipearach 4 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha na Suipearach 4
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Praise of Marion) 5 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Praise of Marion) 5
John MacKay Manuscript The Rout of the English Captain 6 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Rout of the English Captain 6
John MacKay Manuscript Cronan na Cailliach 7 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cronan na Cailliach 7
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Donald of Laggan) 8  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless  (Donald of Laggan) 8
John MacKay Manuscript Crossanachd an Doill 9 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Crossanachd an Doill 9
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Frazer's Lament?) 10 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Frazer's Lament?) 10
John MacKay Manuscript Borst na Luddan 11 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Borst na Luddan 11
John MacKay Manuscript Parading of the MacDonalds 12 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Parading of the MacDonalds 12
John MacKay Manuscript Bodach dubh na Shligain 13 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Bodach dubh na Shligain 13
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha na h ithin 14  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha na h ithin 14
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Hector Roy Macleans Lament) 14b Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless  (Hector Roy Macleans Lament) 14b
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Battle of Bealach nam Broig) 15 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (Battle of Bealach nam Broig) 15
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 16 ?MacLeod of Tallisker's Salute  Get Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 16 ?MacLeod of Tallisker's Salute
John MacKay Manuscript Glen Sheil Beg 17 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Glen Sheil Beg 17
John MacKay Manuscript Dastrium gun Seinim Piob 18 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Dastrium gun Seinim Piob 18
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The MacDonald's are Simple) 20  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The MacDonald's are Simple) 20
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 21 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 21
John MacKay Manuscript Captain Donald MacKenzies Lament 22 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Captain Donald MacKenzies Lament 22
John MacKay Manuscript Lachlan MacNeill Campbell's Favourite 24 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Lachlan MacNeill Campbell's Favourite 24
John MacKay Manuscript Gogalleach nan Ceare 25 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Gogalleach nan Ceare 25
John MacKay Manuscript Masla Mhic Leoid 26 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Masla Mhic Leoid 26
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The end of Iseberry Bridge/Duke of Athole's salute) 27 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The end of Iseberry Bridge/Duke of Athole's salute) 27
John MacKay Manuscript Blar atholle 28  Get Document: John MacKay Manuscript Blar atholle 28
John MacKay Manuscript Battle of the Water of Earn 29 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Battle of the Water of Earn 29
John MacKay Manuscript The Pride of Barra 30 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Pride of Barra 30
John MacKay Manuscript MacKintyre's Salute 31 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript MacKintyre's Salute 31
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (MacDuff's Gathering) 32  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (MacDuff's Gathering) 32
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The Desperate Battle of the Birds) 33 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless (The Desperate Battle of the Birds) 33
John MacKay Manuscript MacDonald of Kinlochmoidarts Lament 34 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript MacDonald of Kinlochmoidarts Lament 34
John MacKay Manuscript John Garve of Coll's Lament 35 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript John Garve of Coll's Lament 35
John MacKay Manuscript Cha bol le mhac a fee he a nee a chen 36 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cha bol le mhac a fee he a nee a chen 36
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha an aon Mhic 37 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha an aon Mhic 37
John MacKay Manuscript The Old Sword's Lament 38 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Old Sword's Lament 38
John MacKay Manuscript Sir James Macdonald of the Isles Lament 39 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Sir James Macdonald of the Isles Lament 39
John MacKay Manuscript The Lament for the Children 40  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Lament for the Children 40
John MacKay Manuscript Gathering of Clan Chattan 41 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Gathering of Clan Chattan 41
John MacKay Manuscript Sigart Screich 42  Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Sigart Screich 42
John MacKay Manuscript An Capagh Earcorach 43 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript An Capagh Earcorach 43
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha an Aonachd 44 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha an Aonachd 44
John MacKay Manuscript Heyegev a sho sho shiv foil 45 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Heyegev a sho sho shiv foil  45
John MacKay Manuscript The Great Spree 46 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Great Spree 46
John MacKay Manuscript An Daorach Beag 47 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript An Daorach Beag 47
John MacKay Manuscript An Daorach Mein 48 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript An Daorach Mein 48
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 49 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless 49
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha Alisteir Dhearg 50 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha Alisteir Dhearg 50
John MacKay Manuscript Cathrines Lament 51 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cathrines Lament 51
John MacKay Manuscript Maol Duin 52 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Maol Duin 52
John MacKay Manuscript The Laird of Coll's Barge 53 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Laird of Coll's Barge 53
John MacKay Manuscript Ewan Cauch 54 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Ewan Cauch 54
John MacKay Manuscript The Men is on the Fuddle 55 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript The Men is on the Fuddle 55
John MacKay Manuscript Cumha Dhomhnuill Bhan MhicCruimein 56 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Cumha Dhomhnuill Bhan MhicCruimein 56
John MacKay Manuscript A Ribbon Gorm 57 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript A Ribbon Gorm 57
John MacKay Manuscript Nameless Hiharin odin Hiharin dro 58 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Nameless  Hiharin odin Hiharin dro 58
John MacKay Manuscript Togail Bho Thir 59 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Togail Bho Thir 59
John MacKay Manuscript John Garve of Coll's lament (tune of Strife) 60 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript John Garve of Coll's lament  (tune of Strife) 60
John MacKay Manuscript Mrs MacLeod of tallisker's salute 61 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Mrs MacLeod of tallisker's salute 61
John MacKay Manuscript Slan gun till Eonachan 62 Listen to TuneGet Document: John MacKay Manuscript Slan gun till Eonachan 62