Òran do Eòghain Òg Bhàlaigh

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Title - Òran do Eòghain Òg Bhàlaigh
Contributors - Rev. William Matheson
Reporters - James Ross
Item Person - Eòghann Òg Bhàlaigh; MacDonald, Ewan

Summary - This song is in praise of the young Ewan MacDonald of Vallay, North Uist. It describes his character, his talents and his skill as a hunter, and mentions the famous MacDonalds to whom he is related.

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

Track ID - 18879
Original Tape ID - SA1954.053
Original Track ID - SA1954.53.A7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

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

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - North Uist
  Island - Vallay
  Village - Vallay

Item Notes - 8 quatrains sung. The song was composed by Alexander MacDonald (known as An Dall Muileach or An Dall Mòr), a contemporary of John MacCodrum.
'The Uist Collection - The poems and songs of John MacCodrum, Archibald MacDonald, and some of the minor Uist bards' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed.) p. 174

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