U Bhi a Bhi/Mac a' Phì/Cearcall a' Chuain

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Title - U Bhi a Bhi/Mac a' Phì/Cearcall a' Chuain
Contributors - Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association
Reporters - John Carmichael

Summary - A performance from the choir who won the Lovat and Tullibardine Shield [the premier choral competition at the National Mòd]. The choir begins with some mouth music. The first song is a strathspey and the subject is the wedding of the doctor's daughter, Mairi. The second song is a reel. A man named MacPhee is the subject of this light-hearted song and it is said that he will steal the goats which are tethered on the moor. In the following song, the poet compares the journey through life to a voyage on the sea.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:19
Date Recorded - 1989
Date Transmitted - 1989
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 93191
Original Tape ID - MOD 1989 HGW941063S759
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Ross and Cromarty
  Parish - Stornoway
  Island - Lewis
  Village - Stornoway

Item Notes - Recorded at the closing concert of the National Mòd. 'Cearcall a' Chuain' was composed by Calum & Rory MacDonald.

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