See also Mary Macdonald.
Born March, 1821, to Iain Domhnallach [i.e. John Macdonald] on Isle of Skye, Scotland. Known also as Mary Macdonald, Mary Macpherson and Mairi Mhor nan Oran (Great Mary of the Songs). Married Isaac Mac a’ Phearsain [i.e. Macpherson].
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BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…