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Fòrladh Alasdair Bhàin

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Title - Fòrladh Alasdair Bhàin
Contributors - Alasdair Boyd
Reporters - James Ross
Item Person - MacLellan, Alasdair

Summary - In this song Alasdair Bàn has been given leave from the army. A funny description is given of his journey back to his mother in South Uist. He has to go to Stornoway first, where he is asked to play the pipes.

The contributor explains that the song was written by Donald MacIntyre (Dòmhnall Ruadh Phàislig) about Alasdair Bàn MacLellan, who he describes as a very resilient little man.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:59
Date Recorded - 1965.03
Date of Content - 1914 to 1918
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 44704
Original Tape ID - SA1965.157
Original Track ID - SA1965.157.B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - 9 quatrains sung. This song was written by Donald MacIntyre (Dòmhnall Ruadh Phàislig) from South Uist and was not published in the collection of his poetry. Alasdair Boyd, Donald MacIntyre and Alasdair MacLellan were all in the Camerons together and all three were pipers.

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