In this fragment of a pibroch song the singer warns Colla to avoid the fort.
Recorded in the School of Scottish Studies. 4 lines sung. This is a fragment of a song associated with the pibroch sometimes called "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 Pibroch' (D. Glen) Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist (M. F. Shaw) p. 130
Colla MacDonald [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]
County - Midlothian
Parish - Edinburgh
Village/Place - Edinburgh
'S a Cholla mo rùin, Seachain an dùn. Seachain an dùn. Seachain an dùn. A Cholla mo rùin, Seachain an dùn. Tha mise fo làimh. Tha mise fo làimh.