A Collection of Blair Douglas's Music and Songs
Manran, a book of Blair Douglas's best-loved music and songs, is published by Skye company, Macmeanmna. This publication has been eagerly anticipated and given the popularity of Blair's work, has been very well received.
This is the first music collection of Blair's to be published and among the nearly 50 compositions featured are such classics as Kate Martin's Waltz, Solus m'aigh, Nelson Mandela's Welcome to the City of Glasgow, Màiri Ruadh a' Dannsa, An Cocaire Beag and Ruith na Gaoith. Where appropriate, there are pipe settings for tunes something which will be welcomed given the growing popularity of a number Blair's compositions among solo pipers and pipe bands.
The Manran Collection is available from www.gaelicmusic.com, and a range of retail outlets.
Mànran is a Gaelic word and in Edward Dwelly's remarkable Gaelic dictionary this definition is given:- Mànran, -ain, -an, s. .m. Tuneful sound, melody. 2 Humming of a song or tune, cooing. 3 Entertainment, feasting. 4 Blandishment, dalliance, amorous discourse. 5 Report, rumour, intelligence, news. 6 Murmur. 7 Love-song or sonnet. 8 Humming song. 9 Dandering.