A Cholla Mo Rùn

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Title - A Cholla Mo Rùn
Contributors - Rev. William Matheson
Reporters - Thorkild Knudsen
Item Person - Colla MacDonald [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]

Summary - In this fragment of a pibroch song the singer warns Colla to avoid the fort.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:20
Date Recorded - 1963.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 32103
Original Tape ID - SA1963.097
Original Track ID - SA1963.97.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - Recorded in the School of Scottish Studies. 4 lines sung. This is a fragment of a song associated with the pibroch sometimes called "The Piper's Warning to His Master". The pibroch, and the words of this song, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colkitto / Colla Ciotach) was saved by his piper, who played this tune as a warning to his master to stay away from the castle, as his enemies were waiting there for his arrival. According to the story, the piper lost his life as a result of his action.
'Ancient Pibroch' (D. Glen)
Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist (M. F. Shaw) p. 130

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