A Pack of Hypocrites

WHERE are the days that we have seen, When Phœbus shone fu’ bright, man, Days when fu’ merry we have been, When every one had right man; Now gloomy clouds do overshade, And spread wide over a’, man, Ill boding comets blaze o’er head, O whirry whigs awa’, man. Now ill appears with face fu’ […]

Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraim

The Highlanders were about 1000, besides the Lowlanders, which made at least 1200 more. They behaved very poorly, and afterwards, without stroke of sword, surrendered as prisoners of War. This remarkable event hapned on the 13 Nov. 1715, and the same day the jacobite Army, under the command of the Earl of Mar, was defeated […]

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 […]

Little Wat Ye Wha’s Coming

Little wat ye wha’s coming, Little wat ye wha’s coming, Little wat ye wha’s coming, Jock and Tam and a’s coming. Duncan’s coming, Donald’s coming, Colin’s coming, Ronald’s coming, Dougald’s coming, Lauchlan’s coming, Alaster and a’s coming. Borland and his men’s coming, Cameron and M’Lean’s coming, Gordon and M’Gregor’s coming, Ilka Dunywastle’s coming. Little wat […]

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 […]

The Standard on the Braes o’ Mar

While the flag above is from the ’45, the song is about the raising of the Jacobite standard at Braemar in 1715. The standard on the Braes o’ Mar is up and streaming rarely The gathering pipe on Lochnagar is sounding loud and sairly The Hieland men, frae hill and glen Wi’ belted plaids and […]