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Duan na Ceàrdaich

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Title - Duan na Ceàrdaich
Contributors - Kate MacDonald
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

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 the smith 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 Conallach'.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:06
Date Recorded - 1953.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 4472
Original Tape ID - SA1953.048
Original Track ID - SA1953.48.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. This ballad was often sung at Hogmanay.

See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) p. 29
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell) p. 65
'Stories from South Uist' (MacLellan/Campbell) p. 14

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