Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm

Date 17 March 1976
Track ID 101572
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.97.B3

Original Tape ID

SA1976.097

Summary

In this waulking song, a lullaby to Donald of Sleat, there is a description of the weather, with sunny, cloudless skies. Good weather is wished for the king's son when he comes.

The subject of the song changes and there is a description of a galley which comes into the bay, with three masts of willow, a golden helm, and a well of wine and a well of fresh water in the stern.

Item Notes

This Skye song was probably composed in the late 16th century for the infant Donald Gorm MacDonald of Sleat. According to oral tradition, it was composed by his foster mother.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson) p. 128

Item Subject/Person

Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèite

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village/Place - Edinburgh

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS