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Early Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd
This section shows many of the early manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd.
Angus MacKay Manuscript - Seaforth
Angus MacKay writes in this manuscript that the tunes were selected "from the original manuscript in his possession as noted down by him (in staff notation) from the Canntaireachd of John MacKay his father from the years 1826 to 1840. Angus wrote the manuscript while he was confined in the Bethlem Hospital London but he evidently had old stocks of paper with him since he used the same stock for the index of this manuscript as he had used for his two-volume manuscript.
This manuscript was compiled by Angus MacKay in about 1840.
The manuscript contains a number of blank pages, which were not scanned. The last five pages - the Ceol Beag - are mostly in a different hand, although Angus MacKay appears to have written the verse on the second last page.
This scan was made by Roderick Cannon and Ross Anderson on Jan 19 2008 from a National Library of Scotland microfilm of the manuscript. The National Library of Scotland states that `These manuscripts are available for non-commercial playing and study uses only, including downloading and printing. Written permission for any other uses (including reproduction, publication, adaptation, manipulation of images, rental and leasing) must be obtained form the Manuscripts Collections Division of the National Library of Scotland.'