A' cuimhneachadh air Canaigh anns an naoidheamh linn deug.

Title - A' cuimhneachadh air Canaigh anns an naoidheamh linn deug.
Contributors - Angus MacLeod
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - Reminiscences of Canna in the 19th century.

Contributor says there were 28 families on Canna when he was young; he gives an account of many of them towards end of interview. Canna was full of sheep, and there were many highland cattle. There were also some horses. The people made their own tweed; mention of spinning-wheel and waulking. The tailor, Ailean Tàilleir, came from Eigg. They did not go to the shielings in his day. Mention is made of: fishing, smuggling and gaugers - 'An Gèidsear Caimbeulach', who had a piper. Also the church, a flour-mill, press-gangs, and Mgr. Alasdair, the priest. Talk of previous owners of Canna such as MacNeil and Thom.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:26:56
Date Recorded - 1949.12.15
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Information
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 96577
Original Tape ID - CannaTape.0060
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - This is a copy of Canna Wire CW0021.

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