Cholla mo Rùin, Seachain an Caol

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Title - Cholla mo Rùin, Seachain an Caol
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell
Item Person - Colla Ciotach

Summary - In this pibroch song, the singer warns Colla to avoid the bay and the strait. He tells how he has been captured in the bay and calls for Colla to save him. The song ends with a section sung in canntaireachd [pipe melody sung using vocables].

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:28
Date Recorded - 1950.01.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 43280
Original Tape ID - box_07_D13-A
Original Track ID - CDC.7.13
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - Disc

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

Item Notes - This song is associated with a pibroch sometimes called 'The Piper's Warning to his Master'. The pibroch, and the words associated with it, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colla Ciotach/Colkitto) 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.
'David Glen's Ancient Pìobaireachd' p. 113/tune 38

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