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Title - A story about drovers inadvertently playing cards with the D...
Contributors - Allan Walker
Reporters - Anne Ross

Summary - A story about drovers inadvertently playing cards with the Devil.

Allan Walker gives the Gaelic pronunciation of Balquhidder.

Highland drovers used to stop at the King's House Inn, Balquhidder, on their way to the Falkirk Tryst. A stranger came in one stormy night while a group of drovers were playing cards. He asked to join their game and had great luck. Then one drover noticed that the stranger had cloven hooves. The drover shouted, "E fhein, e fhein!" [himself], and upturned the table. They had been playing cards with the Devil, who then disappeared.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:57
Date Recorded - 1964.06
Language - English, Gaelic
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 39899
Original Tape ID - SA1964.038
Original Track ID - SA1964.38.A8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Balquhidder
  Village - Balquhidder

Item Notes -

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