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An 'Iolaire'

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Title - An 'Iolaire'
Contributors - John MacDonald
Reporters - Hamish Henderson; Arthur Argo

Summary - A lament for those who died on the 'Iolaire', which had been carrying men returning home after the First World War.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:43
Date Recorded - 1967
Date of Content - 1918.12.31 to 1919.01.01
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 99278
Original Tape ID - SA1967.146
Original Track ID - SA1967.146.A11
Audio Quality - Poor
Audio Format - R2R



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


Item Location:
  County - Ross and Cromarty
  Parish - Stornoway
  Island - Beasts of Holm

Item Notes - Recorded at Blairgowrie Folk Festival, 1967. The 'Iolaire' sank after striking the Beasts of Holm outside Stornoway harbour on 31 December 1918. Over 200 returning soldiers lost their lives.

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