Two Scottish Thirteenth-century songs, with the original melodies, recently discovered in Sweden
Beaker Burial, Beaker Vessel, Stone Cist
Two previously unrecorded Scottish songs were contained within a parchment manuscript of 13th century date. One was a hymn sung at the wedding of Princess Margaret of Scotland to King Eric of Norway at Bergen in 1281. The other was a hymn in praise of St Magnus, Earl of Orkney, who died in 1115 and was enshrined in 1135. He was the patron saint of Orkney, and in his honour the Cathedral of Kirkwall was built and dedicated.