Vol. 6: Ó Muirithe, Diarmaid.

Type: Article

Ó Muirithe, Diarmaid. ‘‘Tho Not In Full Stile Compleat’: Jacobite Songs From Gaelic Manuscript Sources’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 6 (1991), 93-103..

This article reprints eleven Jacobite songs in English as examples of “linguistically typical” verses of the eighteenth-century. According to Ó Muirithe, these songs are “tentative literary incursions in a language not yet fully mastered”, yet they are an “authentic echo of the mood of the native Irish in those days when so much depended on the outcome of continental wars and on the fate of the Scottish dynasty”.