Òran Mòr MhicLeòid

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Title - Òran Mòr MhicLeòid
Contributors - Marietta MacLeod
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The Blind Harper tells how the wheel has turned full circle. The castle that was once a lively place, is now cold and desolate. Even the echo is sad about the fate of a place that used to be full of music and joy. The bard addresses the echo, complaining that he has been cast aside.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:26
Date Recorded - 1952
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 49487
Original Tape ID - SA1952.042
Original Track ID - SA1952.42.A6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - Composed by Roderick Morrison (An Clàrsair Dall c. 1646-1713)
Recorded at a People's Festival ceilidh in honour of Hugh MacDiarmaid's 60th birthday.
'The Blind Harper' (W. Matheson ed., 1970) p. 58
'Scottish Tradition Series 16 - Gaelic Bards and Minstrels' (The School of Scottish Studies) p. 41 of booklet
'Sàr Obair nam Bàrd Gaelach' (J. MacKenzie ed., 1907 edition) p. 102

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