Thug Mi Pòg do Làmh an Rìgh
Date 01 April 1953
Track ID 51270
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.057.A2

Original Tape ID

SA1953.057

Summary

This is the ceòl mòr 'Thug mi Pòg do Làmh an Rìgh' [I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand] played on the Highland bagpipe.

In his introduction, Pipe Major William MacLean relates a story from the Wardlow Manuscript about how Patrick Mòr MacCrimmon won a piping competition organised at the request of King Charles II at Stirling. On being presented to the King, he kissed his hand three times and then extemporised the tune on the spot.

Item Notes

See:
'The Piobaireachd Society' book 7, p. 216
'The Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mòr' (Archibald Campbell) no. 93

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS