minstrel: periodness of the great highland bagpipe?

EoganOg at aol.com EoganOg at aol.com
Fri Mar 3 13:26:05 PST 2000


In a message dated 3/3/00 3:44:54 PM Eastern Standard Time, lindahl at pbm.com 
writes:

> But most historians claim that lowlanders were pretty
>  much like the English by 1560, and most Scots were lowlanders.

Lowlanders were more like people from northern England (Northumbria) than 
they were like the Gaelic Highlanders.  People in Northumbria were mor elike 
their neighbors in the Scottish borders than those in southern England.

Anda bout half the Scots were Lowlanders--in 1560 there was still a very 
strong Gaelic/Highland culture.
Aye,
Eogan Og

Tighearn Eoghan Og mac Labhrainn
Order of the Pearl * Order of the Phoenix Eye
Militant Society of Bards
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