Òran Èirisgeigh
Date 1966
Track ID 28227
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1966.116.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1966.116

Summary

In this song the bard thinks of his youth in Eriskay and praises the beauty of the island. The importance of Fr Allan MacDonald to Eriskay is described. He also praises the fishermen and sailors of the island. He regrets the changes which depopulation have caused.

Item Notes

Six 8-line verses sung. Composed by Donald MacDonald, Eriskay. Mr MacDonald, a schoolmaster, won the Bardic crown at the National Mòd in 1949.

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - Eriskay

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS