Duan na Ceàrdaich

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Title - Duan na Ceàrdaich
Contributors - Kate MacDonald
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - This Ossianic Ballad tells how Fionn MacCumhail and his men took Fionn's magic sword, 'Mac an Luinn', to an enchanted smithy to be re-tempered. They followed the smith to the smithy, where there were four misshapen, four-armed blacksmiths, each with a claw-hammer and iron pincers. Some of the swords belonging to Fionn's men are named. These are 'Fead', 'Faoidh', 'Èigheach' and 'An Conallach'.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:06
Date Recorded - 1953.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 4472
Original Tape ID - SA1953.048
Original Track ID - SA1953.48.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. This ballad was often sung at Hogmanay.

'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) p. 29
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell) p. 65
'Stories from South Uist' (MacLellan/Campbell) p. 14

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