Mary MacDonald

Other names: 
Maiden name: MacDougall

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.

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