Disathairne Ghabh mi Mulad

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Title - Disathairne Ghabh mi Mulad
Contributors - Nan MacKinnon
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - This is a waulking song with several sections. The opening theme is the death of a loved one. The following section speaks of the fate of fair-haired James in Duntulm. The third section has a homeland theme. The final section again refers to fair-haired James, and describes the beauty of brown-haired Isabel.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:32
Date Recorded - 1958.10.25
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 93674
Original Tape ID - SA1958.118
Original Track ID - SA1958.118.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Vatersay

Item Notes - This waulking song was well-known in Uist and Barra at one time. A version of the tune of the song was used by Mrs Kennedy-Fraser, for 'The Benbecula Bridal Procession' which is in 'Songs of the Hebrides' vol. 2.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (John L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1969) p. 62
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 41

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