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Breabadair a' Chaisteil

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Title - Breabadair a' Chaisteil
Contributors - John MacPherson
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - How the Weaver of the Castle was killed, and how his murder was later avenged by his son.

The Weaver of the Castle was banished from Barra to the Stack islands south of Eriskay. He built a castle there, and married. He had four sons and the whole family were fond of piracy. One day, a ship appeared and the Weaver and his three eldest sons were put to death by the commander. Years later, when the youngest son came of age, he went in search of the man who murdered his father and brothers, and killed him.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:22:38
Date Recorded - 1950.01.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 22580
Original Tape ID - CW0033B
Original Track ID - CW0033B.152
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra
  Village - Northbay


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

Item Notes - See 'Tales from Barra: told by the Coddy' for an English version and related information.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/22580/1




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