Mar a Thàinig an Guirmean a dh'Alba

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Title - Mar a Thàinig an Guirmean a dh'Alba
Contributors - Patrick MacCormick
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean; Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - An orphan from Barra stowed away on a vessel bound for the Indies. The crew found him and left him there. Through his kindness he became wealthy, and bought an estate which grew woad. When the vessel returned, it was loaded up with woad. This is how woad first came to Scotland.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:17:07
Date Recorded - 1949.11.22
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 20665
Original Tape ID - CW0009C
Original Track ID - CW0009C.41
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - Recorded during cèilidh arranged by Mr Calum Maclean of the Irish Folklore Commission. Reporter's notes remark "The lighting failed during this story but it was resumed at the same point after we had moved into another building."

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