“The Ball of Kirriemuir”

Alternate titles: “The Ball at Kerrimuir”; “The Gatherin' of the Clan”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1938 (sung by Mikeen McCarthy on Voice14)
Keywords: bawdy sex
Found in: Australia Britain(England,Scotland) Ireland US New Zealand

Description

A quatrain ballad, the scores of verses to this song describe the sexual feats at the "gathering of the clans."

Notes

A few verses are attributed, with little evidence, to Robert Burns. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. Cray, pp. 95-101, "The Ball of Kirriemuir" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. DT, KERIMUIR*
  3. Roud #4828
  4. BI, EM095