Cleachdaidhean ri linn bàis.

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Title - Cleachdaidhean ri linn bàis.
Contributors - George MacKenzie
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald; Ian Fraser

Summary - Death customs.

Fighting at funerals was very common in the contributor's father's youth. People would sell their only cow to buy whisky for the funeral. Prior to the funeral, a wake was held for three nights. The funeral procession walked to the cemetery, stopping on the way for refreshments of whisky, biscuits and cheese. A 'butler' was appointed to carry the keg. Cairns were built to mark the resting stations.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:54
Date Recorded - 1972
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 68826
Original Tape ID - SA1972.223
Original Track ID - SA1972.223.B7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Sutherland

Item Location:
  County - Sutherland
  Parish - Assynt

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