Sgeulachd mun phort 'Fuaim nan tonn ri Dùn Treò'

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Title - Sgeulachd mun phort 'Fuaim nan tonn ri Dùn Treò'
Contributors - Donald Alasdair Johnson
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - The story of the tune 'The sound of the waves against Duntroon'.

A troop of soldiers were ordered to capture a castle and kill all the occupants. The regimental piper had a friend in the castle and didn't want him to be killed, so he played this tune as the soldiers approached, to warn him. (Mr Johnson sings the song). The castle was empty by the time the soldiers arrived. The Commander of the soldiers asked the piper to play the tune again. He then understood what had happened, and cut off the piper's fingers with his sword.

Mr Johnson heard the song and story from his father, who used to play the tune on pipes.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:06
Date Recorded - 1970.07
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 28109
Original Tape ID - SA1970.191
Original Track ID - SA1979.191.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - Kilmartin

Item Notes - See:
'Tocher' 11 (The School of Scottish Studies) p. 98, where there is another version of the song.

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