Mairi’s Wedding



Mairi’s Wedding (also known  Mairi Bhan) is a Scottish folk song  written in Gaelic by Johnny Bannerman for his friend Mary McNiven a well known singer. It was first played for Mary McNiven in 1935 at the Old Highlanders Institute in Glasgow’s Elmbank Street for her birthday. Although Mary herself was real, the wedding wasn’t, for she didn’t get hitched to Skye-born sea captain John Campbell until six years later. 

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