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Ach Aonghais Òig Rìomhaich

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Title - Ach Aonghais Òig Rìomhaich
Alternate Title - Marbhrann do dh'Fhear Àirigh a' Mhuilinn
Contributors - Angus MacLellan
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean
Item Person - MacDonald, Captain Angus [Aonghas Òg Àirigh a' Mhuilinn]

Summary - Angus MacLellan describes how Captain Angus MacDonald of Milton drowned. He then sings an elegy composed for him. It describes his nobility and his leadership of men. The bard uses the image of the fallen tree when describing Captain MacDonald's death. The bard asks God's protection for the man's family.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:58
Date Recorded - 1960.01.23
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 46562
Original Tape ID - SA1960.035
Original Track ID - SA1960.35.A8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Loch Aoineart

Item Notes - 5 (8-line) verses sung. Composed by Angus Campbell (Am Bàrd Sgallach).
Captain Angus MacDonald drowned in Loch Aoineart, South Uist in 1809.
See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 102
'The Uist Collection - The Poems and Songs of John MacCodrum, Archibald MacDonald, and some of the minor Uist bards' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed., 1894) p. 207

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