First name Roderick
Second name MacKinnon
Patronymic Ruairidh Iain Bhàin
YOB 1858
YOD 1944
Area
County : Inverness-shire
Parish : Barra
Island : Barra
Village : Bruernish
Person ID 5295

Biography

1858-1944
Born and raised in Bruernish, Barra. He was a crofter and fisherman who knew a large number of songs, recorded frequently by John Lorne Campbell who describes him in his book 'Gaelic Folksongs from the Isle of Barra'. Father of Captain Donald Joseph (an Iòsag) (ID 519) and uncle of Miss Janet MacKinnon (ID 4816).