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Songs from Stirlingshire and Glasgow, ca. 1850

Small octavo notebook, ca. 1850, in marbled covers, ff.i-ii, pp. 1-110 (89-110 blank), f. iii. Bought, 1986. Contains 31 songs, of which 27 are in Gaelic, three in Scots and one in a macaronic mix. No names of tunes are given, but the refrains are marked with great care. The author remains unidentified but names the area of Loch Venachar, near Callander, as his home. There is further internal evid…