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Latha Dhomh 's Mi am Beinn a' Cheathaich

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Title - Latha Dhomh 's Mi am Beinn a' Cheathaich
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - The composer of this well-known waulking song tells how she went to the Misty Mountain to round up sheep. She sees MacNeil's galley coming from the land of the MacLeans to Cìosamul castle. She goes on to describe life in the castle. Wine is drunk and there is feasting and piping. The women are dressed in brown silk. The composer lists some of the men on the galley. At this point, there is a change of subject. The composer states that if she happened to be a girl with flowing hair, she would not go with a peasant lad. She would prefer a handsome hunter of the roedeer, the antlered stag, and the moor-hen.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:53
Date Recorded - 1950.01.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 22602
Original Tape ID - CW0034C
Original Track ID - CW0034C.159
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



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


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra

Item Notes - 36 lines sung plus choruses.
See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1969) p. 150
'Songs Remembered in Exile' (J. L. Campbell ed., 1990) Song 28 - p. 128
'Calum and Annie Johnston' (Scottish Tradition Cassette Series 4 - The School of Scottish Studies) p. 22 of Notes


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