Marbhrann do dh'Fhear Àirigh a' Mhuilinn

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Title - Marbhrann do dh'Fhear Àirigh a' Mhuilinn
Contributors - Mary MacMillan
Item Person - MacDonald, Captain Angus [Aonghas Òg Àirigh a' Mhuilinn]

Summary - A lament for Angus Òg of Milton, who was drowned when his boat capsized. The bard praises Angus Òg's nobility and bravery and asks God to protect his family. He uses the image of the tree in the song.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:37
Date Recorded - 2004
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 93630
Original Tape ID - MOD 2004 002
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - CD

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

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

Item Notes - Recorded at the Royal National Mòd. This song was composed by Angus Campbell (Aonghas mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Eòghainn) from Benbecula. He was known as Am Bàrd Sgallach. It was composed for Captain Angus MacDonald of Milton, South Uist, who was a kinsman of Flora MacDonald. He was drowned in Loch Aoineart, South Uist, in 1809, when his boat capsized while carrying kelp. His dogs tried to save him, but were actually the cause of his death.

'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
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret Fay Shaw ed., 1955) p. 102
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' vol. xiv, p. 168

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