Hey Di and Joyce, I am of the clan Donnachaidh, a Druid clan from Ireland. (That's where the dark hair and blue eyes come from, called the "Black Irish".) The move to Scotland came about
1500 years ago. The name aligned the clan with "Duncan". There were two kings of that name but it is thought the leader was the King Duncan murdered by MacBeth. If you ever get to Scotland, you must see MacBeth's castle. Of course, it is haunted. Personally, they couldn't pay me to spend the night in it. In fact, they have a post card that says "two out of three ghosts prefer Cawdor Castle".
After the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Robert the Bruce was saved by members of the clan. That night, he said that the sons of Duncan would be now be known as his sons, Robertsons.
Is that a MacIntosh, Ms Joyce? There is nothing as interesting as a "Scots" wedding. I love the pipes and have a lot of recorded music, some thanks to my dear MK. Also, sadly, the pipes always seem to be crying to me when played at a funeral, especially that of a policeman. And, while it is now universal, Amazing Grace is Scots and played by the pipes to bring tears to your eyes. We should have a mini-meet in Edinburgh.
Love you, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".