Kay—This same is of Gaelic origin in the Isle of Man and is found commonly in Lancashire and Cheshire, and in the large manufacturing districts surrounding Liverpool and Manchester. It is the equivalent of the Scottish sept names MacKay and MacKie, and is found in various forms, namely, Kaye, Keye, Key, Kee, Kie, and Quay, the latter form being the most common in the Isle of Man. In Gaelic Mac Aoidh.
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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