Fògradh, Fàisneachd, Filidheachd

      Duncan B. Blair

Fògradh, Fàisneachd, Filidheachd

Rev. Duncan B. Blair (1815-1893) Gaelic linguist, poet who composed sacred and secular poems, laments and songs and prose. Among his contributions to Mac-Talla, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, were a series of essays on the Highland Clearances. Now, transcribed in the original Gaelic with English translations. Born Strachur, Argyllshire, moved to Pictou, Nova Scotia, the following year. He was in Ontario from May 1847 to October 1848. Presbyterian congregation of Barney’s River and Blue Mountain, Pictou County. In Gaelic, Blair composed sacred poems, laments and secular poems and songs, totalling some 16,650 lines. His contribution to Mac-Talla was extensive during a short period of time. Gaelic, social history, Scottish Highlands, Clearances.
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