The Kintarbert Manuscript

This manuscript was compiled by Angus MacKay in about 1840 and is the property of the Piobaireachd Society.

The following index lists the tunes by their modern names.

  1. Welcome Johnny Back Again
  2. The Battle of Glenshiel
  3. Lament for the Little Supper
  4. The Red Ribbon
  5. I am proud to play a pipe
  6. The Frisky Lover
  7. The Old Woman's Lullaby
  8. Hector Roy MacLean's Lament [Lament for Red Hector of the Battles]
  9. Nameless [Inverness; The MacDuffs' Gathering]
  10. Nameless [Cluny MacPherson's Salute]
  11. Ewen of the Battles
  12. The Laird of Borlum's Salute [MacIntosh of Borlum's Salute]
  13. The Sutherlands' Gathering
  14. Mrs Smith's Salute
  15. The Desperate Battle
  16. Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Lament [Vallay]
  17. Lament for the Dead
  18. The Laird of Contullich's Lament
  19. Dispraise of Macleod
  20. Sir James Macdonald of the Isles' Lament [C. MacArthur]
  21. Lament for Alexander Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry
  22. The Frenzy of the Meeting [Brian O'Duff's Lament]
  23. The Gathering of the Clans [Blar Vuster]
  24. Lament for Donald of Laggan
  25. Fair Honey
  26. The MacDonalds are Simple
  27. The Frazers' Salute [Castle Menzies]
  28. Lament for Lord Breadalbane
  29. Nameless [The Desperate Battle Cuillin]
  30. March for a Beginner
  31. Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament
  32. You're welcome, Ewen Lochiel
  33. Lady Anapool's Lament
  34. The Big Spree
  35. Nameless [Macarthur MS No. 1]
  36. Beinn a' Ghriain
  37. Queen Anne's Lament
  38. Lament for Captain Donald MacKenzie
  39. The Men went to Drink
  40. A flame of wrath for Patrick Caogach
  41. MacLeod's Short Tune
  42. Lament for the Old Sword
  43. Lament for the Great Supper
  44. MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute
  45. Nameless [Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert's Fancy]
  46. C*** air cloich [Drizzle on the Stone]
  47. The Brother's Lament
  48. Nameless [The MacKays' Short Tune]
  49. The Battle of Balladruishaig
  50. Lord Kintail's Lament [Colin Roy MacKenzie's Lament]
  51. The Highland Society of London's Salute
  52. King James the 6th's Lament [Salute]
  53. The Company's Lament
  54. Lord MacDonald's Lament
  55. Farewell to the Laird of Islay
  56. The Bard's Lament [Lament for the Writer]
  57. The Groat
  58. The Battle of the Bridge of Perth
  59. The Battle of Athole
  60. The Waking of the Bridegroom
  61. Nameless [Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute]
  62. Nameless [The Gathering of Clan Chattan]
  63. The Laird of Anapool's Lament
  64. The Pride of Barra
  65. MacLaine of Lochbuie's Lament
  66. The King's Taxes
  67. Nameless [The Boat Tune]
  68. Nameless [Ceol Mor Nameless No. 10]
  69. MacDonald's [or Duntroon's] Salute
  70. Nameless [Cluny MacPherson's Salute]
  71. Mrs Macleod of Tallisker's Salute
  72. Abercairney's Lament
  73. Nameless [Ceol Mor Nameless No. 14]
  74. Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks
  75. Nameless [Hiharin dro o dro]
  76. The Daughter's Lament
  77. Captain Wemyss Sutherland's Lament
  78. The Gunn's Salute
  79. Nameless (Hio tro tro)
  80. Beloved Scotland
  81. Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg
  82. Nameless (A Lament)
  83. The Park Piobaireachd [No. 1]
  84. Nameless [The MacDougalls' Gathering]
  85. Macintyre's Salute
  86. Lament for the Earl of Antrim
  87. Nameless (Hiharin odin hiharin dro)
  88. The Bicker
  1. Front cover and inside flyleaf
  2. Index and key
  3. Back cover

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.'

For more on piobaireachd, see the Wikipedia entry and the Piobaireachd Society. For sound samples, listen to John MacDonald of Inverness playing the Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon and the Lament for the Children (recorded in 1927 and 1929 respectively).

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Ross Anderson