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Winyadepla

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Title - Winyadepla
Contributors - James Laurenson
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford
Item Person - Laurenson, Gilbert

Summary - How Gilbert Laurenson learned 'Winyadepla' from the Picts.

Jeemsie Laurenson tells how his ancestor Gilbert Laurenson used to go to a watermill on the east side of Fetlar to grind corn. The people would sit on straw while they waited for the mill to do its work. He was taking snuff and nodding off when he heard music outside. The Picts were in the habit of stealing boats and slipping them [letting them go] once they were finished with them, and he knew the peerie [small] folk had landed and were coming to the mill. The trows came in and decided not to interfere with Gilbert but played him a tune on their horse hair-fiddle. He had a great ear for music and when he came home he whistled the tune to his son. The tune was called 'Old Gibbie's Tune' or 'Winyadepla', after the loch. Jeemsie diddles it.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:45
Date Recorded - 1970.09.22
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Music, Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 68053
Original Tape ID - SA1970.246
Original Track ID - SA1970.246
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Fetlar
  Island - Fetlar


Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Fetlar
  Island - Fetlar

Item Notes -

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