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Bithibh aotrom 's togaibh fonn

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Title - Bithibh aotrom 's togaibh fonn
Contributors - Morag MacIntyre
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - This song describes a very Highland gathering.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:50
Date Recorded - 1953.02
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 1828
Original Tape ID - SA1953.009
Original Track ID - SA1953.09.B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - Five verses. Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies.

This song is by the Tiree bard John MacLean (1787-1848) who emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1819. It was composed after he was invited to a ball in Merigomish in 1836. Only Gaelic speakers were invited.

See:
'Clàrsach na Coille' (Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair) song 32
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 485

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