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ALTERNATE TITLE: "Moch 's mi ag èirigh fo sprochd 's fo èislean"

ITEM PERSON: Dòmhnallach, Aonghas [Fear Ghrìminis]

TRACK DURATION: 0:05:41

  • LANGUAGE:
  • Gaelic

GENRE: Song

COLLECTION: Urras Nàiseanta na h-Alba

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Inverness-shire
  • Parish - Small Isles
  • Island - Canna

ITEM LOCATION

  • County - Inverness-shire
  • Parish - North Uist
  • Island - North Uist
  • Village - Griminish

TRACK ID: 25569

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: CW0095A

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: CW0095A.396

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Wire

ITEM NOTE: Ten 16-line verses sung. Composed by John MacCodrum. According to 'The Uist Collection', a number of the North Uist tacksmen concocted a scheme to get their sub-tenants to emigrate to North America. They pretended they would accompany them, and sent lots of baggage to the point of embarkation. Only Mr MacDonald of Griminish, who was not part of the plot, actually went.

See:
'The Songs of John MacCodrum' (William Matheson ed.) p. 132
'The Uist Collection' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed.) p. 104

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