Ùisdein 'ic Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich

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Title - Ùisdein 'ic Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich
Alternate Title - Hèm bó ho laoidh leo
Contributors - Annie Arnott
Reporters - Dr John MacInnes
Item Person - Ùisdean mac Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich

Summary - A woman's waulking song/lament about Hugh, son of Archibald the Clerk, who came from Skye to Uist with his men and murdered all the men on the land there.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:36
Date Recorded - 1955.10
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 9811
Original Tape ID - SA1955.141
Original Track ID - SA1955.141.3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - Five verses. The song relates to Hugh MacDonald, son of Archibald the Clerk from Skye, and nephew of Dòmhnall Gorm, who murdered the MacVicar brothers of North Uist for their lands. The lament is traditionally believed to have been composed by their sister.

An alternative title for this song (and any others with the title of Ùisdein 'ic Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich), is 'Chaidh Mis' a dh'Eubhal Imprig'.

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