A Mhurchaidh Bhig a Chinn a' Chonais

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Title - A Mhurchaidh Bhig a Chinn a' Chonais
Contributors - Kate Nicolson; Penny Morrison
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - This unusual waulking song has a number of unrelated sections. It begins with a section about little Murdo, a contentious fellow. A passage about a person called Kenneth follows, in which there are references to a well of wine from which three of the king's children are drawing. The third section has references to brown-haired Diarmad, and those who would aid him. The fourth section refers to a beloved hunter. It is followed by a passage about nut-gathering. The final section refers to the problems of a man involved in an illicit affair with another man's wife.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:03
Date Recorded - 1965.07
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 90089
Original Tape ID - SA1965.081
Original Track ID - SA1965.81.A4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' Vol. 3 (John L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1981) no. CI (p. 80)
'Scottish Tradition 2: Music from the Western Isles' (The School of Scottish Studies)
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 95

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