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Dealan-dè, 06 May 1988

Track ID : 60002

How they used to make illicit whisky on Pabbay. John MacDonald from Harris discusses how they used to make illicit whisky at one time on Pabbay. He talks about where this happened on the island an...

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Mar a fhuair Dòmhnall Ruadh mac na Ceapaich bàs., March 1955

Track ID : 28999

How Dòmhnall Ruadh mac na Ceapaich met his death. Dòmhnall Ruadh was banished after wounding and subsequently killing his father-in-law. He went to Lewis and found refuge with relations, especiall...

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Am fear-paca a chaidh a mhurt., March 1955

Track ID : 29001

The packman who was murdered. An Irish packman was murdered in Gisla, Lewis, by a local man who wanted his wife. He was buried in Feannag a' Chlàrsair. The contributor heard this from John MacDo...

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Dòmhnall Cam, Alasdair na Sàile Giorra, agus an carbad caorach., March 1955

Track ID : 29008

Contributors : MacAulay, Roderick (4321)

Dòmhnall Cam, Alasdair na Sàile Giorra, and the sheep's jawbone. Some devious folk got Dòmhnall Cam drunk and sent him away on a vessel to the mainland along with Alasdair na Sàile Giorra. They we...

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Dòmhnall Cam agus na creachadairean., March 1955

Track ID : 29009

Contributors : MacAulay, Roderick (4321)

Dòmhnall Cam and the reivers. Some mainland reivers once came to Lewis. When Dòmhnall Cam heard about them, he went and killed them all. He had a sheiling where he could keep an eye on the sea, in...

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Dòmhnall Cam agus mar a mharbh e saighdearan Chaisteal Steòrnabhaigh., March 1955

Track ID : 29010

Contributors : MacAulay, Roderick (4321)

How Dòmhnall Cam killed the soldiers in Stornoway Castle. On one occasion, Dòmhnall Cam went to Stornoway Castle. He put a large shawl about him and danced on the sand. When the English soldiers c...

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Naidheachd air Fiosaiche Thuilm., March 1955

Track ID : 29199

A story about the Holm Soothsayer. At one time, there were three crofters in Miabhaig, one named MacKay. He had a lot of livestock. On this occasion, when his cows dried up, he sought the help of ...

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Blàr Chàirinis., c. October 1961

Track ID : 99257

Contributors :

Unknown Person

The Battle of Carinish. The contributor explains the background to the Battle of Carinish in 1601, and describes what happened at the battle.

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Dh'fheumadh rud sònraichte tachairt mus rachadh geas air nea..., 1971

Track ID : 107458

Some particular action would have to take place before a spell could be broken. Some particular action would have to take place before a spell could be broken. The contributor gives an example of ...

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Alasdair Òig 'ic 'ic Neacail, 1953

Track ID : 23329

In the first section of this waulking song, a woman is addressing young Alasdair Nicolson. She wishes she could bear a son for him, perhaps even five, six or seven sons. Each would have a professio...

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