Tag: rory Mor macLeod

Coire na Creiche in the Cuillin hills of Skye. This was where the last clan battle took place on Skye. It was fought between the MacLeods of Dunvegan and the MacDonalds of Sleat in the summer of 1601.

Stories of the Tunes: The MacDonald’s Salute

The MacDonald’s Salute is one of three compositions relating to the reconciliation between the MacLeods of Dunvegan and the MacDonalds of Sleat, following a protracted period of conflict between the two. The other tunes are MacLeod’s Controversy and The MacLeod’s Salute. The tunes are attributed to MacLeod’s piper, Donald Mòr […]

Who was the Earl of Antrim? – Part 1

Who was the Earl of Antrim? – Part 1

A discussion on the possible influence of Scottish and Irish ceòl mòr on each other By Frank Timoney Whenever I would ask this question of any of the playing greats, I seemed always to get the same reply that he was a Scottish MacDonald and that the piece was of […]