Rory Dall

Rory Dall... the famous Scottish harper. Or wasn’t he Irish? Actually there were two different people known as Rory Dall, one Scottish, one Irish. Their lives did not even overlap!

Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin
(late 16th C - c.1650), the Irish Rory Dall, also known as Rory O’Kane, was an Irish gentleman harper who spent most of his life in Scotland. He composed formal instrumental tunes for the leading Scottish noble families. Next...

Ruaidhri Dall Mac Mhuirich
(c.1656 - 1714), the Scottish Rory Dall, also known as Ruaidhri Mac Gille Mhoire, or Roderick Morison, was from Bragar, Lewis, Scotland. He is best known as the retained harper to the McLeods at Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye. Next...