Patrimonial Possessions of the Ancients

Seventeen hundred years exactly, And fifteen years directly close, From the birth of God to the death of Allan, Whoever should enquire. Our importuning of the Chief over heaven, Grant, O Mary, O Son, our request. That he be in heaven of the angelic orders, If it be the will of our Lord. To the […]

Band and Statues of Icolmkill

[T]he first of a succession of measures taken by the Scottish government specifically aimed at the extirpation of the Gaelic language, the destruction of its traditional culture and the suppression of its bearers. Gaelic: A Past and Future Prospect. MacKinnon, Kenneth. The Saltire Society 1991, Edinburgh. Whoever would understand one of the most important transactions […]

Culloden’s Dread Echoes Shall Ring

LOCHËIL’S WARNING Wizard. — Lochiël. Wizard. — Lochiël! Lochiël, beware of the day When the Lowlands shall meet thee in battle array! For a field of the dead rushes red on my sight, And the clans of Culloden are scatter’d in fight. They rally, they bleed, for their kingdom and crown; Woe, woe to the […]

Clo Mhic Ille Mhicheil

Lyrics: English Translation: Oganaich uir a’ chuil teudaich Oh noble youth with long black hair ‘S oil liom eudach a bhith dhith ort I hate it that you are wanting clothing Hug air clo Mhic’ille Mhicheil Hug air clo Mhic’ille Mhicheil Chuir Roinn Eorpa clo am beart dhuit Europe has put cloth in the loom […]

On Wi’ the Braid Claymore

Cam’ ye by Atholl, lad wi’ the philabeg, Down by the Tummel, or banks of the Garry? Saw ye the lads, wi’ their bonnets an’ white cockades, Leaving their mountains to follow Prince Charlie. Chorus Follow thee, follow thee, wha wadna follow thee? Long has thou lov’d an’ trusted us fairly! Charlie, Charlie, wha wadna […]

Caisteal Tioram

The castle is the traditional seat of Clan MacDonald of Clanranald, a branch of Clan Donald. Castle Tioram was seized by Government forces around 1692 when Clan Chief Allan of Clanranald joined the Jacobite Court in France, despite having sworn allegiance to the British Crown. A small garrison was stationed in the castle until the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 […]

Oran Eile Don Phrionnsa

Sèist: Chorus (after each verse): Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug o-ho-ro an aill libh Thug o-ho-ro an aill libh Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Seinn o-ho-ro an aill libh Seinn o-ho-ro an aill libh Och ‘sa mhaduinn’s mi dusgadh Early as I awaken ‘S mor mo shunnd’s mo […]