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Extracts From Notes Of A Tour In The North Of Scotland In
OF THE AUTHOR.*
"VAN Maccoll was born on the 21st September, 1808, at Kenmore, Lochfyne-side—a farm situated on the banks of that famous Loch, about five miles west from Inverary, Argjdeshire, and at the time in the joint occupation of several tenants, the poet's father, Dugald MacColl, being one of them. The bard, who was the youngest but one of a family of six sons and two daughters, was fortunate enough in having for his father one who, in addition to many other excellent qualities, was famed far and near for the richest store of Celtic song of any man living in his part of the country. His home became, in consequence, the common resort of those in the district who delighted in such things; and long and frequent were the winter ceilidhs at his house to listen to him
'Written for the Cdlic Magazine of 1880. by its editor, Alexander Mao kenzie, F.S.A., Scot., Inverness, Scotland.