A Cholla mo Rùn, Seachainn an Caol
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Date 03 January 1950
Track ID 22608
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CW0034E.162

Original Tape ID

CW0034E

Summary

In this pibroch song the singer warns Colla to avoid the bay and the strait. He tells that he has been captured in the bay and calls for Colla to save him.

Item Notes

This song is associated with a pibroch sometimes called the "The Piper's Warning to His Master". The pibroch, and the words of this song, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colkitto / Colla Ciotach) was saved by his piper, who played this tune as a warning to his master to stay away from the castle, as his enemies were waiting there for his arrival. According to the story, the piper lost his life as a result of his action.

See:
'Ancient Piobaireachd' (David Glen) p. 113 / tune 38

Item Subject/Person

Colla MacDonald [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Barra

Village - Castlebay

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna