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Tha an Oidhche Nochd Fuar

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Title - Tha an Oidhche Nochd Fuar
Alternate Title - 'S i Reothadh gu Cruaidh
Contributors - Mary MacInnes
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - The composer of this waulking song begins by stating that the night is cold and frosty. The fair-haired man she loves is at sea. She will cross the sea with him and marry before the minister. She hopes that she and her husband will have a son.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:56
Date Recorded - 1951.04.01
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33934
Original Tape ID - CW0138C
Original Track ID - CW0138C.679
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



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

Item Notes - 9 lines sung. The first line of the song is missing.
See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1969) p. 154
Fr. Allan MacDonald composed the Christmas hymn 'S e Moire Bha Truagh' to the tune of this waulking song.

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