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Entertainment after sheep shearing was finished.

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Title - Entertainment after sheep shearing was finished.
Contributors - Willie Scott
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Entertainment after sheep shearing was finished.

After the clipping [sheep shearing] was finished, there would often be singing, and dancing if someone had a fiddle. One farmer used to sing 'We're a' Scottish Here'. 'Lads that was Reared among Heather' was popular, and a roadman who helped at the clipping used to sing 'Father O'Flynn has a Wonderful Way with Him'. Sometimes there would be races for the prize of a fleece. Willie Scott recalls this happening when they finished clipping at a farm where there were black sheep. They finished at dinner time [i.e. midday] and had races, including a hill race, and wrestling and jumping competitions.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:47
Date Recorded - 1962.06
Language - Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 57707
Original Tape ID - SA1962.027
Original Track ID - SA1962.27.A5
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Roxburghshire

Item Notes -

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/57707/1




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