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A Cholla Mo Rùn



ITEM PERSON: Colla MacDonald [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]

TRACK DURATION: 0:00:20

  • LANGUAGE:
  • Gaelic

GENRE: Song

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Midlothian
  • Parish - Edinburgh
  • Village - Edinburgh

TRACK ID: 32103

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1963.097

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1963.97.A3

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Recorded in the School of Scottish Studies. 4 lines sung. This is a fragment of a song associated with the pibroch sometimes called "The Piper's Warning to His Master". The pibroch, and the words of this song, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colkitto / Colla Ciotach) was saved by his piper, who played this tune as a warning to his master to stay away from the castle, as his enemies were waiting there for his arrival. According to the story, the piper lost his life as a result of his action.

See:
'Ancient Pibroch' (D. Glen)
Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist (M. F. Shaw) p. 130

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