Laoidh Fhraoich

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Title - Laoidh Fhraoich
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - Duncan MacDonald sings the the Lay of Fraoch, and tells the story. Maebh and her daughter both loved Fraoch. Maebh became jealous. She pretended she was ill and asked Fraoch to bring her berries from a magic rowan. She then sent him back to get a branch full of berries, pulled up from the roots. When he tried to get this, he was attacked by a monster. Fraoch managed to kill the monster with a knife given to him by the girl, but he was mortally wounded.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:54
Date Recorded - 1950.02.14
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Story, Verse
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 24959
Original Tape ID - CW0055
Original Track ID - CW0055.236
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - See:
'Tocher' 35 (The School of Scottish Studies) p. 292
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1872

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