‘Co-ainm na taca seo an-uiridh’: Dugald MacNicol’s Caribbean Lament for Argyll

Leask, N. and Ó Muircheartaigh, P. (2022) ‘Co-ainm na taca seo an-uiridh’: Dugald MacNicol’s Caribbean Lament for Argyll. Studies in Scottish Literature, 47(2), pp. 43-68.

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This article examines a Gaelic song written in 1816 in St. Lucia by a Scottish Gaelic-speaking army officer from Argyll, Dugald MacNicol (1791-1844), sketching MacNicol's life and military career in the Caribbean, in the Royal West Indian Rangers and later in the 1st Royals (Royal Scots Regiment), placing the song in relation to other Gaelic poems of emigration and exile, and printing a newly-edited text of MacNicol's song alongside the authors' English translation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leask, Professor Nigel
Authors: Leask, N., and Ó Muircheartaigh, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Studies in Scottish Literature
Publisher:University of South Carolina Libraries
Published Online:28 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 University of South Carolina Press
First Published:First published in Studies in Scottish Literature 47(2): 43-68
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