Iain mac Mhurchaidh: The Life and work of John MacRae, Kintail and North Carolina

Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul (Editor)

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Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul brings together, for the first time, the full surviving corpus of songs attributed to the celebrated eighteenth-century Kintail and North Carolina poet, Iain mac Mhurchaidh, or John MacRae.

ISBN: 2754 Category:

Publisher: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society

Publication date: 28 July 2020

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Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 2020. 310 pages. Hardback.

Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul brings together, for the first time, the full surviving corpus of songs attributed to the celebrated eighteenth-century Kintail and North Carolina poet, Iain mac Mhurchaidh, or John MacRae. Leaving his native Kintail in the early 1770s, the poet emigrated to North Carolina in search of a better life, only to find himself fighting with the Loyalist forces in the American War of Independence and spending time as a prisoner of war.

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