Brew—Brew is the anglicised form of the Isle of Man surname McBreive (Mac Breatheamh), the "son of the judge," from britheamh, judge. The Norse term Deemster superseded the Britheamh, or Judge, in the Isle of Man, and those of the name Deemster is undoubtedly a translation of McBreive and Brew.
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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