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A Mhnathan a' Ghlinne Seo, 26 May 1956

Track ID : 70433

A family who escaped the Glencoe Massacre. On the night before the Massacre of Glencoe, a Campbell soldier tried to warn the MacDonalds of their impending doom. He was a piper, and played a partic...

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An t-seann lampa dhubh., 1969

Track ID : 107306

The old black lamp. A woman had one son. He met a man who told him he was his uncle. The boy's mother told him he had no uncle. He went to meet the man the next day. The man sent him down into a c...

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Na sìthichean a' leigheas gille le cnap air a cheann., June 1974

Track ID : 81975

The fairies healing a boy with a lump on his head. Two boys were working for a farmer. One had a bump on his head. As he watched the cows one day, he heard music. On investigation, he found a fair...

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Cridheachan luaidhe., March 1955

Track ID : 29025

Lead hearts. Mention of an old woman who made some lead hearts which were thrown out onto a hill.

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Chaidh Moill' air mo Lèirsinn, November 1965

Track ID : 25278

In oral tradition, this song is linked with Fearchar MacRae (Fearchar mac Iain Òig). The song tells of the misery of the seven years he spent as a fugitive in the hills, after he killed the factor....

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Dòmhnall Cam agus na creachadairean., March 1955

Track ID : 29009

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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Smeòrach a' comhairleachadh do dhuine uisge-beatha òl., 25 May 1952

Track ID : 1344

Thrush advising a man to drink whisky instead of going fishing. A man going fishing interpreted a thrush's song as advice not to go or he would be drowned, and to drink up his half-bottle instead....

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Smeòrach ag ràdh ri duine am botal uisge-bheatha aige òl., 25 May 1952

Track ID : 1346

A thrush telling a man to drink his bottle of whisky. Donald, who was going fishing, met a thrush. The thrush made him drink his bottle of whisky. Afterwards, he lay down by the side of the road, ...

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A' tiodhlacadh Dòbhran, bràthair Chaluim Chille., 25 May 1952

Track ID : 1348

Burying Dòbhran, the brother of St Columba. When St Columba's wicked brother Dòbhran was being buried, he cried out that Hell wasn't so bad at all. Columba told them in a couplet to cover him up q...

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Rìgh Lochlainn ag iarraidh air an nighean aige Coille Alba a..., 25 May 1952

Track ID : 1349

The King of Norway's Daughter sent to burn the Caledonian Forest. The King of Norway envied the Caledonian forest because he couldn't sell his own timber and so he sent his witch daughter to burn ...

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