Lili Reul nam Flùran
Contributors
Fieldworkers
Date 27 March 1951
Track ID 33519
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CW0132.616

Original Tape ID

CW0132

Summary

The bard prefers the primroses which he brought from Mull to the lilies which are famous for their beauty. Though the primroses are far from where they belong, he asks them to raise their heads happily.

Item Notes

Recorded during a cèilidh held at Angus John MacLellan's house. Five quatrains sung. 3-line chorus sung at the beginning and end. A single-line chorus is sung after the other quatrains. Composed by Dùghall MacPhàil for primroses from Mull which he planted beside lilies in his garden in Edinburgh in March 1870.

See:
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh ed.) p. 206

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - Benbecula

Village/Place - Hacklete

Item Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village/Place - Edinburgh

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna