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Leabhar Dearg na Fiosachd., 26 May 1956

Track ID : 70436

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The Red Book of Divination. The Red Book of Divination was in possession of a family in Appin. It was a book of the occult, passed down from father to son. Before he could open book, the person ha...

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A Mhòr, a Mhòr, Till rid Mhacan, June 1956

Track ID : 70644

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

This song, which was used as a cradle song, was said to have been a lament composed by a water-horse whose mortal lover had gone, taking their child with her. He is pleading with her to return.

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Tha Biodag aig MacThòmais, June 1956

Track ID : 70648

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

This is a well-known vocal dance tune. The first part of it is sung and the remaining verses are recited. It is one of several vocal dance tunes which mock men with dirks. The contributor describes...

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A Mhnathan a' Ghlinne Seo, June 1956

Track ID : 70649

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor recites a pibroch song with links to the massacre of Glencoe. He explains the location of Luban na h-Abhainn which is mentioned in the song.

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Nuair Thèid Gillean Òg fon Cuid Armachd, June 1956

Track ID : 70651

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor explains that the bard composed this song after watching soldiers marching to Balmoral, led by pipers who were playing 'Siubhlaidh Mise an Rathad Mòr'. The bard describes the condit...

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Gach Litir a Gheibh Mi ag Iarraidh a' Chòir, June 1956

Track ID : 70652

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor gives information about a bard from Breakish called Donald MacMillan. He was known as 'An t-Ogha Mòr'. He then recites lines of poetry sent by the bard in a letter to his wife. He c...

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Ho mo Mhàiri Mhàrtainn, June 1956

Track ID : 70653

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor recites a song composed by Donald MacMillan (An t-Ogha Mòr) about an old boat which his neighbour Neil Grant had bought, in order to ferry calves. The boat was called 'Màiri Mhàrtai...

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Nuair a Mhol e Beinn nan Càrn, June 1956

Track ID : 70657

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor explains that this verse was composed by Martin MacMillan, in response to a verse by a bard from Heast, praising Beinn nan Càrn.

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Dh'iarrainn an Sgiobair bhith Bàthte, June 1956

Track ID : 70658

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor explains that Martin MacMillan was a seaman. He composed this to the skipper of a boat on which he worked, on which the food was very poor.

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A' Chorra-ghritheach a Mharbh Calum, June 1956

Track ID : 70659

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

The contributor explains that the song was composed by Martin MacMillan, Breakish, for a boy who went out shooting for the first time, and shot a heron. Locals laughed at the boy, but Martin though...

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