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Griogal Cridhe

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Title - Griogal Cridhe
Contributors - Nan MacKinnon
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - A man named Griogar was beheaded and he is praised by his widow as she sings this lullaby to their baby.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:22
Date Recorded - 1956.07.19
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 27170
Original Tape ID - SA1956.061
Original Track ID - SA1956.61.6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - Four verses. This lament, sung as a lullaby, is attributed to the widow of Gregor MacGregor of Glenstrae, who was beheaded in 1570.

See:
'Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig' (Prof. W. Watson ed., 1932) p. 244
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (Anne Lorne Gillies ed., 2005) p. 140
'The MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (Revs. A. & A. MacDonald eds., 1911) p. 325
'One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) song 41
'The Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald ed., 1895) Appendix p. 25
'Còisir a' Mhòid' 4 (An Comunn Gàidhealach, 1940) p. 51

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