Hòro Hì Hòireannan

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Title - Hòro Hì Hòireannan
Contributors - Calum Nicolson; Unknown (multi)
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - In the opening lines of this popular waulking song as sung here, a girl tells hows her lover has passed by on horseback, ignoring her completely. The lines which follow are in praise of Clan Donald, and tell how they swore on the Bible in Auldearn (1645) that their swords would not be sheathed until King James was crowned.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:44
Date Recorded - 1955.06
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 23386
Original Tape ID - SA1955.086
Original Track ID - SA1955.86.A3
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Portree
  Island - Skye
  Village - Braes

Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. 6 couplets sung.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson) p. 156
'An t-Òranaiche' (G. Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 504
'Òrain-luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 34
'Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia' (Creighton & MacLeod) p. 190
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) song 90
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' vol. 26 p. 240

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