Volume entitled 'Celtic music', compiled by David R Robertson, a mercantile clerk in Dundee, consisting of pipe tunes, poems, notes and memoranda, extracts from published sources, letters from correspondents interested in Gaelic culture, and some press cuttings and photographs. Edit




  • 1911-1912. (Creation)


  • 336 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The title is taken from folio 1, a vellum leaf.

    Some items found loosely enclosed have been tipped or pasted in.

    The work consists of an introduction (folio 6) preceded by prefatory poems (folio 2), and eight sections: Old highland airs (folio 39), Clan tunes (folio 90), Jacobite airs (folio 131), Battle tunes (folio 159), Laments (folio 209), Old Scottish airs (folio 223), Army tunes (folio 244) and General marches (folio 276).

    There are two unrelated items: at the front (folio ii) is a facsimile letter, 1941, of Clementine Churchill, and at folio 325 verso is a poem, 1945.

  • Custodial History

    The bookplate of David Robertson is pasted inside the front cover. Pasted to folio i verso is a label, 1936, recording his gift of the volume to his daughter Margaret Cooper Robertson. The binding is covered in Robertson tartan cloth.

    The volume was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Murdoch Henderson Fund.

  • Arrangement

    iii + 333 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1987.