Rankin—This sept name is the anglicised form of M'Crank (Mac Raing). The sept was Pipers to the M'Leans of Duart, and are said to be of later Irish origin. The M'Leans brought the McFaddyns to Argyle, a branch of the Donegal sept, in the 15th century. This sept was called the Clann Duille and later the Clann Mhic Raing. The last Hereditary Piper of the sept emigrated to Prince Edward Island.
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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