Duan na Ceàrdaich

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Title - Duan na Ceàrdaich
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell
Item Person - Fionn MacCumhail; An Fhiann

Summary - This Ossianic Ballad tells how Fionn MacCumhail and his men took Fionn's magic sword 'Mac an Luinn' to an enchanted smithy to be re-tempered. They followed a smith called Lonn Mac Lìobhann to the smithy, where there were four misshapen, four-armed blacksmiths, each with a claw-hammer and iron pincers. Some of the swords belonging to Fionn's men are named. These are 'Fead', 'Faoidh', 'Èigheach' and 'An Conallan'.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:37
Date Recorded - 1950.01.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Verse
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 24519
Original Tape ID - CW0044A
Original Track ID - CW0044A.201
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Peninerine

Item Notes - 19 quatrains sung.
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 29
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1872) p. 59 and p. 65
'Stories from South Uist' (A. MacLellan & J. L.Campbell, 1961) p. 14
'Popular Tales of the West Highlands' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1861) Vol. III p. 396

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