'S e M' Eudail Mhòr Mac 'ic Ailein

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Title - 'S e M' Eudail Mhòr Mac 'ic Ailein
Contributors - Nan MacKinnon
Reporters - Anne Ross
Item Person - Mac 'ic Ailein

Summary - The contributor gives information on the attitudes of the tenants to their chiefs who were their landlords. She recites lines from a waulking song. The Clanranald chief who built Ormaclete Castle, did so for his French wife, who was not impressed by the existing houses. The waulking song is sung in full. It praises the chief and his house.

Further information is given about Clanranald history. One chief's son became a commander on a battleship.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:10:50
Date Recorded - 1964.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 23592
Original Tape ID - SA1964.078
Original Track ID - SA1964.78.A1
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 - Ormaclete

Item Notes - See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell/F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 228

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