Tinclair, Tinckler—This name Mac An t-Sinclair is a transformation of the old Argyle sept name Mac Na Cearda. This name has no connection with Sinclair, and from it probably arose the Anglo-Scottish dialectic word "Tinkler," a craftsman. The sept Mac Na Cearda were known as Clann Na Cearda, or the Craftsmen. The name is variously written in old records as M'Necaird, M'Nokerd, and M'Nakard. See Caird.
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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