Cumha Iain Ghairbh

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Title - Cumha Iain Ghairbh
Contributors - Campbeltown Gaelic Choir

Summary - In this song the bard is lamenting the death by drowning of John MacLeod. The bard praises him and tells how sad he is because of the death of this man.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:15
Date Recorded - 1964
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 75839
Original Tape ID - MOD 1964 GR0009(1) REEL 2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Aberdeen
  Village - Aberdeen

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

Item Notes - Recorded at the National Mod in Aberdeen in 1964. 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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