Cumha Iain Ghairbh

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Title - Cumha Iain Ghairbh
Contributors - Catherine MacArthur

Summary - In this song the bard is lamenting the death by drowning of John MacLeod.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:45
Date Recorded - 1963
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 73109
Original Tape ID - MOD 1963 GR0010(2) REEL 2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Perth
  Village - Perth

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Portree
  Island - Raasay

Item Notes - Catherine MacArthur took part in the James Grant Memorial Ladies' competition at the National Mod in Perth in 1963. This lament was composed by Patrick Mor MacCrimmon, and mourns the death of Great John MacLeod, seventeenth Chief of Siol Thorquil, and sixth of Raasay. He was drowned off the North Coast of the Isle of Skye, his galley and all on board being lost near the spot where, a century before, another of his family, Torquil Òg, was drowned with 200 of his Lewismen.

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