Scottish Voice Show #627

April 21, 2012

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April 14 2012              

Producer/Host: Janet Stubbert                         

Technical Producer Co-Host: Mark Korman

April 21 show log        

1          Howie MacDonald/Just Relax/Fishing the Margaree

2          Andy Duinker/ Fine Company/ Call of the Ocean

3          Foster & Allen/ Remember You’re Mine/ The Woman in the Bed

4          Captain Stan MacKinnon/ Close to the Ocean/ two home-made jigs

5          Foster & Allen/ Forty Shades of Green: / The Fly         

6          ChrissieCrawley/Chisholm Influence

7          Moira Kerr/ Celtic Soul/ MacIain of Glencoe

8         North SeaGas/ Glencoe Massacre/ The Massacre of Glencoe

9          Mackenzies Pipes & Banjo/ Massacre of Glencoe        

10       North SeaGas/ Glencoe Massacre/ The John McLean March  

11        Natalie MacMaster/ My Roots Are Showing/ A Glencoe Dance Set:



1          Happy Birthday Wishes to:

            Queen Elizabeth on her 86th birthday today. and  Steven Pym  

2          ChrissyCrowley’s new CD

3          History of the Glencoe Massacre…and where the animosity that existed at that time      between           the MacDonald’s and the Campbell’s came from.   (John Prebble)

4          Fishing with  Glen

Last Saturday afternoon the twenty-year-old Margaree fiddler Chrissy Crowley had a CD release in Chetticamp  for her new CD The Departure and a second release party on Sunday in New Waterford.

The Inverness Oran says: “Even though Chrissy Crowley, pianist Jason Roach, multi-instrumentalist Ian Hayes and Pepito Pinto on Jamaican pans took an exploratory approach, there’s still plenty of traditional playing and influence on the recording along with some ofCrowley’s own compositions.  Crowleydraws on herCrowleyand Chisholm family musical influences, as well on several of the cuts.”

Excerpts from GLENCOE written by John Prebble

The killing of MacIans people is not notable for its savagery or for the betrayal of hospitality, the murder under trust because that was the way of life but it is remembered with bitterness because it was a political act. 

The King signed and countersigned the final order:

 “It will be a proper vindication of the public justice to extirpate  that sept of thieves. Later adding… Put all to the sword under 70.


MacAulay, having no Gaelic, translated the name Glencoe as the

“Glen of weeping   No one is certain what the name means except that it has nothing to do with Grief.  

Glencoe was clan land long before the MacDonald’s came to it.  It was part of the Lordship of Lorne held by the MacDougall’s…but MacDougall of Lorne chose to support the wrong side in the quarrel of Robert the Bruce  and lost what it held to Angus Og of Islay who brought his MacDonald to fight for the Bruce atBannockburn.

Angus Og’s son took the title of “Lord of the Isles” believing themselves to be the leaders and the Lords of Gaeldom and as such the rivals of the Kings of Scotland.

The first MacDonald, early in the 14th century was Angus Og’s son,

Iain Og nan Fraoch, John of the Heather, also called Iain Brach – John of Lochaber.     It was from him the Glencoe chiefs took their title – MacIain” and their bonnet badge of Heather.



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