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Marbhrann do dh'Aonghas Òg Àirigh a' Mhuilinn

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Title - Marbhrann do dh'Aonghas Òg Àirigh a' Mhuilinn
Contributors - Dr John MacInnes; Ishabel T. MacDonald
Reporters - Ian Paterson
Item Person - Aonghas Òg Àirigh a' Mhuilinn

Summary - This elegy describes Captain MacDonald's nobility. The bard uses the image of the fallen tree when describing Captain MacDonald's death. The bard asks God's protection for the man's family.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:22
Date Recorded - 1975.02.26
Language - English, Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 86962
Original Tape ID - SA1975.082
Original Track ID - SA1975.82.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist

Item Notes - Learned from Alasdair Boyd and Mrs Archie MacDonald. The song was composed by Angus Campbell (Am Bàrd Sgallach). Captain Angus MacDonald of Milton drowned in Loch Aoineart, South Uist in 1809, while ferrying kelp.
See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 102
'The Uist Collection - The Poems and Songs of John MacCodrum, Archibald MacDonald, and some of the minor Uist bards' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed., 1894) p. 207

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