Masterson, Masterman, Masterton—These three names are the anglicised forms of M'Kernan in S.W. Ulster, in South Fermanagh and in Co. Cavan. It is also rendered McMasters. In the second case it is in N.E. Ulster and Scotland the anglicised form of Mac Master (Mac Mháighistir), a sept of the Mac Farlanes in Dumbarton Co., Scotland.
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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