Allanson, Allison, Alison—These names are reckoned to be anglicised forms of Scottish septs of the McAllans, one sept being a branch of the McFarlanes of Dumbarton County, Scotland, in Gaelic Mac Ailean. The Mac Callions, the chief sept of the Campbells of Argyle, have assumed the name of Allen in some cases.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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