A Cholla mo Rùn, Seachainn an Caol

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Title - A Cholla mo Rùn, Seachainn an Caol
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell
Item Person - Colla MacDonald [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]

Summary - In this pibroch song the singer warns Colla to avoid the bay and the strait. He tells that he has been captured in the bay and calls for Colla to save him.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:34
Date Recorded - 1950.01.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 22608
Original Tape ID - CW0034E
Original Track ID - CW0034E.162
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra
  Village - Castlebay

Item Notes - This song is associated with a pibroch sometimes called the "The Piper's Warning to His Master". The pibroch, and the words of this song, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colkitto / Colla Ciotach) was saved by his piper, who played this tune as a warning to his master to stay away from the castle, as his enemies were waiting there for his arrival. According to the story, the piper lost his life as a result of his action.
'Ancient Piobaireachd' (David Glen) p. 113 / tune 38

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