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The Braes o Mar, 06 June 1969

Track ID : 93687

The strathspey 'The Braes o Mar' played on the jew's harp.

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An udaler faced supernatural forces to collect human bones f..., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72776

An udaler faced supernatural forces to collect human bones for the laird, but was cheated out of his estate anyway. The following story was heard from an old Weisdale woman. There were only two ud...

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A Halloween divination custom., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72782

A Halloween divination custom. It was customary at Halloween for schoolboys to go to an old woman who was supposed to have some supernatural ability, and get her to cast a glass. She half-filled a...

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Traditional cures: casting the lead and bloodletting., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72786

Traditional cures: casting the lead and bloodletting. Casting the lead was a complex supernatural procedure for use when someone was ill. Alec Laurenson suggests that the lead might have been used...

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Crops and lambs left for the hill folk or Picts., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72787

Crops and lambs left for the hill folk or Picts. In the old days crofters would leave part of their crop unharvested for the hill folk [fairies]. These were the Picts, who had gone underground and...

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The harvest custom of giving a bannock to the 'skitter in th..., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72795

The harvest custom of giving a bannock to the 'skitter in the slap'. When sheaves were being taken into the barn yard after the harvest, no one liked to come in with the last sheaf. The last perso...

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Lime-burning; gathering seaweed for kelp processing or ferti..., 20 September 1974

Track ID : 72809

Lime-burning; gathering seaweed for kelp processing or fertiliser. Seaweed and burnt lime were mixed together and kept for a few months, then ploughed or delled [dug] in, in the spring. This gave ...

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An Orkney man pressed into the Navy; men invalided out who r..., 26 April 1975

Track ID : 70522

An Orkney man pressed into the Navy; men invalided out who recovered back in Orkney. Nicol Leith, an ancestor of Johina Leith's husband, was pressed into the Navy when he was in his early twentie...

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A fiddler escaped from the trows by tricking them., 19 September 1974

Track ID : 72926

Contributors : Couper, Arthur (7376)

A fiddler escaped from the trows by tricking them. A fiddler going to a wedding was captured by the trows [trolls, fairies] and taken to the Thieves Knowe, where he was kept for days. He played to...

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Christmas, New Year and Up Helly Aa dances, and other social..., 19 September 1974

Track ID : 72930

Contributors : Couper, Arthur (7376)

Christmas, New Year and Up Helly Aa dances, and other social gatherings. Shetlanders celebrated Old Yule and Old Newerday [New Year's Day], which was on 12 January. Up Helly Aa was 24 days after Y...

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