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

Nigel Leask, Peadar O Muircheartaigh

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-63
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2022

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