Dh'Fhalbh Mi Leis an Damh Beag Lachdann

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Title - Dh'Fhalbh Mi Leis an Damh Beag Lachdann
Contributors - Neil Gillies
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This humorous song tells of a man who took a stirk to the cattle sale in Gerinish, South Uist, in order to get a drover to take it. The day did not go well, and he met a long list of people claiming money from him, for many different things. They included the weaveress, the cobbler, the grain merchant, the tea merchant and the factor.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:32
Date Recorded - 1951.04.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 5095
Original Tape ID - SA1951.026
Original Track ID - SA1951.26.A4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

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

Item Notes - Text transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. Eight verses sung. Composed by Ronald Laing (Raghnall Clachair) from Daliburgh, South Uist.

'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) song 24

Permanent Link -

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Terms of Use  |  FAQs  |  Accessibility   |  Contact   |  Copyright  |  Acknowledgements   |  Useful Links   |  Site Map
BBC Alba
The National Trust for Scotland
Sabhal Mor Ostaig