Tha Tighinn Fodham Èirigh

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Title - Tha Tighinn Fodham Èirigh
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell
Item Person - Ailean Dearg

Summary - This is a song in praise of Ailean Dearg, chief of Clanranald. He is described as a warrior, and is skilled at sea. He is also described as a hunter. Many women love and admire him.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:45
Date Recorded - 1950.07.31
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 25863
Original Tape ID - CW0097A
Original Track ID - CW0097A.410
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Small Isles
  Island - Canna

Item Notes - Chorus, nine quatrains and chorus sung. The song was composed by a bard known as Iain mac Dhùghaill 'ic Lachlainn. Ailean Dearg, the subject of this song, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715.

'Sàr Obair nam Bàrd Gaelach' p. 437 (1907 edition)
'An Lasair' (ed. R. Black) p. 48
'The Celtic Lyre' song 61
'The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Highlands' (ed. A. Moffat) p. 24

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