Poor James Shaw, otherwise called Bard Loch-uan-Eala, was born about 1738.
He subsequently lived at Ardchattan, where he received some kindness from General Campbell and his lady.
He died in 1828 suddenly on board a steamboat when returning from Glasgow, where he was trying to get his poems printed.
He has been described as idle and dissipated.
Bidh Fonn Oirre Daonnan, one of his songs, is still very popular.
Poem beginning 'Is mithich domhsa dusga[dh' composed by Seumas Shaw [James Shaw], 'bard Lochnaneala' [Bàrd Thighearna Loch nan Eala] when he saw the Duke of Argyll in Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
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