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Marbhrann do dh'Fhear Àirigh Mhuilinn

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Title - Marbhrann do dh'Fhear Àirigh Mhuilinn
Contributors - Rev. William Matheson
Reporters - James Ross
Item Person - Dòmhnallach, Caiptean Aonghas; MacDonald, Captain Angus

Summary - A lament for Angus Òg of Milton, who was drowned when his boat capsized. The bard praises Angus Òg's nobility and bravery and asks God to protect his family. The bard uses the image of the tree in the song.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:40
Date Recorded - 1954.05
Date of Content - 1809 to 1809
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 18759
Original Tape ID - SA1954.053
Original Track ID - SA1954.53.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Milton

Item Notes - 3 verses sung. The song was composed by Angus Campbell (Aonghas Mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Eòghainn) from Benbecula. He was known as Am Bàrd Sgallach. This lament was composed for Captain Angus MacDonald of Milton, South Uist, who was a kinsman of Flora MacDonald. He was drowned in Loch Eynort, South Uist, in 1809, when his boat capsized while carrying kelp. His dogs tried to save him, but were actually the cause of his death.
See:
'The Uist Collection - The poems and songs of John MacCodrum, Archibald MacDonald, and some of the minor Uist bards' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed.) p. 207
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) p. 102
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' vol. XIV p. 168

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