Thàinig an Gille Dubh A-raoir dhan Bhaile Seo

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Title - Thàinig an Gille Dubh A-raoir dhan Bhaile Seo
Contributors - Kate MacDonald; Miss Iseabail MacLellan; Margaret Lamont; Mrs Ishbel MacKiggan
Reporters - Morag MacLeod; Peter R. Cooke

Summary - A short section of a love song, used as a waulking song. A girl sings of the dark-haired lad who came to the village the previous night. Her step is heavy since she was forsaken by her sweetheart.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:50
Date Recorded - 1970.06.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 105184
Original Tape ID - SA1970.121
Original Track ID - SA1970.121
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist

Item Notes - This song was composed by Eliza Ross, who became Lady D'Oyly after marrying Sir Charles D'Oyly in India. She was orphaned at a young age and raised by MacLeod of Raasay, who sent her to Edinburgh to study music. She took a great interest in Ceòl Mòr (the classical music of the bagpipe), and later transcribed many pieces of Ceòl Mòr as she heard them being played by the family piper, John MacKay, who was father of the piper Angus MacKay.

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