Cleasan air Oidhche Shamhna.
Date 25 September 1976
Track ID 12628
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.177.B5

Original Tape ID

SA1976.177

Summary

Halloween pranks.

Detailed information on Halloween pranks: stealing turnips and cabbage; putting turnips down chimneys; taking wheels from carts; pulling boats up from shore; and tying shoes to doors - they once tied a chamber pot! They dressed up and made their own masks. Boys and girls went round the houses together. There was a Halloween saying: "Oidhche Shamhna theirear gamhna ris na laoigh."

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Barra

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS