Mhurchaidh Bhig a Chinn a' Chonais

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Title - Mhurchaidh Bhig a Chinn a' Chonais
Contributors - Penny Morrison
Reporters - John MacInnes

Summary - This unusual waulking song has a number of unrelated sections. It begins with a section about little Murdo, a contentious fellow. A passage about a person called Kenneth follows, in which there are references to a well of wine from which three of the king's children are drawing. The third section has references to brown-haired Diarmad, and those who would aid him. The fourth section refers to a beloved hunter. It is followed by a passage about nut-gathering. The final section refers to the problems of a man involved in an illicit affair with another man's wife.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:52
Date Recorded - 1950.11.02
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 26527
Original Tape ID - CW0110A
Original Track ID - CW0110A.501
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Iochdar

Item Notes - See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3, no. CI
'Scottish Tradition 2: Music from the Western Isles' (The School of Scottish Studies)

Other versions:
Donald MacIntyre manuscript, p. 106
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 95
'Carmina Gadelica' IV, p. 350.

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