Is Muladach Mi 's Mi Air M' Aineol

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Title - Is Muladach Mi 's Mi Air M' Aineol
Contributors - Annie Johnston; Calum Johnston
Reporters - Unknown (male)

Summary - This waulking song is part of a flyting between a bardess of Macleod of Harris and a bardess of MacDonald of Clanranald. The early lines sung here belong to the Harris woman. In these lines she describes how she cannot see her lover coming. The main part of the song, in this version, belongs to the Clanranald bardess. She describes her chief and his castle, where there is lots of good food and drink. There are heroic men and beautiful girls. The old men look like youths and the old women look like young girls.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:09:35
Date Recorded - 1950.08.07
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 25955
Original Tape ID - CW0100B
Original Track ID - CW0100B.441
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - 40 lines sung. Recorded by the Barra Folklore Committee.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1, no. XXIII

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