Scottish/Irish history and Clans
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Your Chief personally recommends the following gentleman, who is one of the most sought after Genealogist in the world today. For those clans folk who are serious about seeking expert advice on their family roots, Mr Hugh Peskett is the very best in his particular field. He it was, who did the research for your present Chief viz, He can be contacted on ;
For all those wishing to support the present Chief and his supporters, you can leave your personal contact details here, together with your offers of help and suggestions to further develop this site, and expand the influence of your clan world-wide. Authorised Keppoch branches is one way of expanding our horizons. This will be borne in mind locally after our Chief has been presented with his Letters Patent and Ensigns Armorial in 2006. That will take place in the oighreachd ( the Clan lands in Lochaber ) at a special Presentation Ceremony in Fort William. As we go to print . our Chief's Letters Patent and Armorial Ensigns are in the hands of the Lyon Court Limner ( the Lyon Court Painter )
Meantime, the Chief is willing to authorise new branches globally, where there is sufficient support for one. E-mail:
Your chief has inherited the
bardic gift so widespread in the Keppoch Clan. His CD is avilable on request,
which features a full album of tradional scottish folk songs written and
sung by the chief.
Historical connections :
'Colla nam Bo' 16th Chief of Keppoch. This is an eulogical poem set to music of that colourful martial man, who defeated the MacIntosh Clan at Mulroy in the duchas ( clan lands ) in 1688. The last clan battle in Scotland. Coll with his clan 'took the hill on them', as our pipe march records. MacIntosh offered Coll a restoration of his usurped duchas by a MacIntosh charter. Coll steadfastly refused saying to MacIntosh, "I will not hold by sheepskin title, what I have won by the sword today!". Typical of the man. But he did hold it from then on.
'The Red Lion of Scotland' a stirring rousing ballad, inspiring Scots to take charge of their own destiny once more. That has to a great extent happened today, with devolution and our own Scottish parliament in our capital city of Edinburgh.
For a change of tone and pace 'The Wild Mountain Thyme' is a nice easy flowing ballad of young love, in an enchanting rendition of the original song, complete with Celtic clarsach accompaniment. For clansmen and others. Well worth a listen.
Gilleasbuig Lachlainn 'Illeasbuig