Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann

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Title - Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann
Contributors - Calum Johnston
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean
Item Person - Seathan [mac Rìgh Èireann]

Summary - This is a waulking song. It tells of Seathan, son of the King of Ireland. The composer tells how she was in Islay, Uist, and Ireland with him, and attended Mass with him in the Yellow Wood. It would be better to be with Seathan behind a ruin, than to be upstairs with a prince. She would not give him to anyone, even to gentle Mary, the mother of God.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:31
Date Recorded - 1949.12.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 21240
Original Tape ID - CW0019
Original Track ID - CW0019.79
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh

Item Notes - 16 lines sung plus choruses.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell and F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 40
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 119

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