Duan na Ceàrdaich

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Title - Duan na Ceàrdaich
Contributors - Kate MacDonald
Reporters - Dr Alasdair 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) - 00:02:05
Date Recorded - 1956.01
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 52731
Original Tape ID - SA1956.024
Original Track ID - SA1956.024.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

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

Item Notes - See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 29
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1872) p. 59 and p. 65
'Stories from South Uist' (A. MacLellan & J. L. Campbell, 1961) p. 14
'Popular Tales of the West Highlands' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1861) vol. 3, p. 396

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