An Coire Riabhach
Contributors
Fieldworkers
Date 05 April 1951
Track ID 34039
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CW0146A

Original Tape ID

CW0146A

Summary

The beginning of this waulking song says: "I climbed up the Brindled Corrie, but didn't find what I was seeking / The girl who milks the white-backed, dark-grey cattle."

The section which follows is one in which a girl tells that her lover is a nobleman. He wears a kilt, and carries a musket and sword. He hunts the deer, seals and swans.

Item Notes

28 half-lines (14 lines) sung, plus choruses.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell/F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 172

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Barra

Village - Castlebay

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna