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An Cùl Bachalach, November 1965

Track ID : 25260

In this song Beathag Mhòr tells of her deep love for a Skye nobleman called Martin of Bealach. According to tradition, she bore him two sons. Martin however abandoned her, and married a member of t...

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'S i Mo Cheist a' Mhaighdeann, November 1965

Track ID : 25262

The composer would prefer to be married to the girl he loves than to have wealth and status. He realises however that she does not love him.

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Fhir a' Chinn Duibh, March 1965

Track ID : 44498

The composer of this song says that she gave her love to the dark-haired man. She never gave anybody else her love so strongly.

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Nuair a dh'Fhàsas Suas Mo Leanabh, June 1956

Track ID : 71077

In this lullaby, the composer lists what the child will get when he/she grows up.

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Soraidh Leis a' Bhreacan Ùr, 1961

Track ID : 66160

In this song the composer bids farewell to the plaid. He hopes that the Gaels will curse King William for replacing the kilt with trousers. He also says that women will not fancy him because he is ...

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Nam Bu Leam Fhìn Thu, December 1956

Track ID : 106047

A short lullaby sung to a little girl. It is similar to a pibroch song in style.

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A Fhleasgaich Ùir Leanainn Thu, 28 May 1965

Track ID : 85734

In this waulking song, the composer tells how she would follow her lover anywhere. She describes him as a great hunter.

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Fàilte air a' Bhaile, 24 April 1985

Track ID : 52691

Praise for one part of the Paible area in North Uist. Ena MacDonald describes what she sees from the window of her house in the Paible area of North Uist. She names the hills and villages that she...

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Pill iù Pill ill ill ill Eòghainn, November 1965

Track ID : 24917

This tune with vocables was used in a story. It was also said by the contributor to have been used in formal keening for the dead.

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Mo Ghaol Mo Ghràdh Is M' Eudail Thu, November 1965

Track ID : 24920

This is a hymn which tells the story of the birth of Christ.

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