Duan na Ceàrdaich
Date 23 November 1949
Track ID 20849
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CW0014B.60

Original Tape ID

CW0014B

Summary

Fionn mac Cumhaill had a sword called, 'Mac a' Luin'. When it was made, a band of heroes had to take it to a special smithy to temper it. This band included the Oscar, Caoilte, and Daor-ghlas. The ballad tells what happened.

Item Notes

See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 29
'Leabhar na Fèinne' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1872) p. 59 and p. 65
'Stories from South Uist' (A. MacLellan & J. L.Campbell, 1961) p. 14
'Popular Tales of the West Highlands' (J. F. Campbell ed., 1861) Vol. III p. 396

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Village - Lochboisdale

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

Canna