Griogal Cridhe

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Title - Griogal Cridhe
Contributors - Nan MacKinnon; Dr Anne Lorne Gillies
Reporters - Mary Smith

Summary - Nan MacKinnon gives information about the song Griogal Cridhe.

In this lament, the widow of Gregor MacGregor of Glenstrae sings to her child about her beloved husband who had been beheaded. She pours out her grief in this song.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:40
Date Transmitted - 1985.09.06
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 68189
Original Tape ID - CoCuinCaite 06.09.1985
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Perthshire

Item Notes - This lament, sung as a lullaby, is attributed to the widow of Gregor MacGregor of Glenstrae, who was beheaded in 1570.
'Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig' (Prof. W. Watson ed., 1932) p. 244
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (Anne Lorne Gillies ed., 2005) p. 140
'The MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (Revs. A. & A. MacDonald eds., 1911) p. 325
'One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) song 41
'The Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald ed., 1895) Appendix p. 25

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