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Another excerpt from the classic Hogmanay Live 91/92. This is the first of sveral clips to feature the first footers – The Rankin Family from Canada


This was recorded quite a while ago , in Scotland. (translation further down) Chorus: ‘S e gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo sunnd, ‘S i so a’ Bhliadhn’ Or thug solas dhuinn: ‘S e gillean mo ruin a thogadh oirnn sunnd. Air m’uilinn ‘s an leabaidh an am dol a chadal, Gun d’fhairich mi Challuinn ‘s gun chord i rium. Chualas na duain am briathran nam buadh, “Thoir botul a nuas ‘s an toisich sinn”. ‘S e gillean mo ghraidh a thainig o’n bhlar, Le’n cotaichean sgarlaid ‘s boidheach iad. S e gillean mo chridhe a sheinneadh an fhidheall, Bu mhiann le clann-nighean bhi comhla riuth’. ‘S i fidheall nan teud a sheinneadh gu reidh, ‘S gun cuireadh i ceud an ordugh dhuinn. ‘S aighearrach mi o’n rinneadh an t-sith, ‘S mo bheannachd do’n Righ thug forladh dhuinn. Its the boys I love that would lift my mood This is the New yer that gave us joy Its the boys I love that would lift our mood I was resting on my elbow in bed, at sleeping time, I heard the Calends (New Year) and I enjoyed it. We heard the song in the words of victory “Take a bottle down and we will begin”. The boys I love have come from the batttle looking good in their scarlet coats. The boys of my heart play the fiddle The girls like to be with them The stringed fiddle sings so sweetly Would set a hundred in order for us. I am happy since peace has been declared My blessings on the king who granted us leave.

i am trying to find out some of my ancesters back from the 1700’s and the 1800’s and also the early 1900’s that is free, but i am not able to find a free website that will allow that so if anyone knows of one please let me know. thank you.


Johnny Tulloch agus Mary agus Iain Alex Rory Angus Hector, Mary Sarah, Archie Dan, Alex Joe Little Johnny Dougal agus Theresa Duncan Peter All piled in a wagon for a dance in Glencoe Well they barrelled down the back roads By the farmhouse and the pasture They barrelled down the back roads Where the bochans wouldn’t go Sipped a little dealach just to get the diddle flowing Sang a gaelic song there was no radio When they got to the dance They could hear the fiddle playing The could see the couples swaying Through a window by the door Shovelled out a nickel to a man behind the wicket Then heard the prompter holler “Four couples on the floor” Well they danced all night there was nobody caring Shuffled in the gravel and they shuffled in the snow Stepped ‘er in the hall and they stepped ‘er in the parking lot Didn’t give a damn they just had to let her go Johnny Tulloch agus Mary agus Iain Alex Rory Angus Hector, Mary Sarah, Archie Dan, Alex Joe Little Johnny Dougal agus Theresa Duncan Peter All piled in a wagon for a dance in Glencoe Johnny Tulloch agus Mary agus Iain Alex Rory Angus Hector, Mary Sarah, Archie Dan, Alex Joe Little Johnny Dougal agus Theresa Duncan Peter All piled in a wagon for a dance in Glencoe All piled in a wagon for a dance in Glencoe All piled in a wagon for they were heading home.

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This reference work on the clans of Scotland is produced with the co-operation of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs and features a history of the clan system, the law of the clan, a history of tartan and Highland dress and a history of clan heraldry. It gives detailed listings of the crests, mottoes, tartans, clan seats, chiefs, septs and histories of over 350 clans. The appendices include Scottish genealogy, tartan collections, and important clan organization… More >>

Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia

We have two kids and have a modest income. What areas are nice to live in but affordable? Because many people tell me that Edinburgh is a very expensive place to live. Is the city centre cheaper?

I would like to find out more. I know that I’m somehow related to Mary Queen of Scots. I just wanna find some more information. Any suggestions would be helpful. Please and thank you.

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Providing an invaluable guide to the surnames of Scotland, each entry in this book covers the history, areas of family lands, castles, and tartans (ancient and modern) associated with the powerful clans of the Highlands, and the great families of the Lowlands…. More >>

Scottish Clan and Family Names: Their Arms, Origins and Tartans

I already know what countries my family is from. I just don’t know the cities, but I can’t find anything about European family histories on the internet. I tried that ancestry.com website and the free trial, but it only gets me information after my family came here, or the ship documents. What can I do? I’m German, French, Welsh and Dutch. Can you tell me anything about records for these countries?
There is only a country on the ship documents.
How would I determine a locality..

My family background is part from Ukraine (the surname Kaczmarczuk), part from Jamaica (the surname Parkins) and also a British (I’m led to believe Welsh) part.

I’m mainly interested in somehow finding slave owner records from Jamaica as well as tracing my Eastern European roots.
Does anybody know how I can do this?

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