Gaelic poet

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Mary MacPherson

Other names: 
Mairi Mhor nan Oran
Dates: 
1821-1898

Mary MacDonald

Other names: 
Maiden name: MacDougall
Dates: 
1789-1872

Mary Macdonald wrote the Gaelic poem "leanabh an aigh" and set it to a traditional tune. It was translated as "Child in the Manger" and has become an internationally popular Christmas carol. The tune to which it was set is now known as "Bunessan" after the village near which Mary MacDonald lived.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Richard Watson
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