A' Choille Ghruamach

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Title - A' Choille Ghruamach
Contributors - Donald Sinclair
Reporters - Dr John MacInnes
Item Person - Iain Mac Ailein (Bàrd Thighearna Cholla)

Summary - An emigrant's song by Iain Mac Ailein, telling those at home about the gloomy forests of the new world and how the emigration agents were deceiving them about life in Canada. He is lonely and very sad about his circumstances; he complains about the harsh winters and that he is unable to converse in his own language.

The contributor tells that Iain Mac Ailein was popular with Glen Garry and that Iain Mac Ailein's brother, Donald, was also a poet. He relates that the people of the village were very pious, and that they were all Baptists.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:10
Date Recorded - 1966.12.02
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 64942
Original Tape ID - SA1966.107
Original Track ID - SA1966.107
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - Tiree
  Island - Tiree
  Village - West Hynish

Item Notes - Recorded between 2-5 December 1966. 3 verses. Additional text available in other sources.

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