Mo Nighean Dubh, na Trèig Mi
Date March 1938
Track ID 39307
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CDC.II

Original Tape ID

album_03_D02-A

Summary

This is a man's love song in which he gives a detailed description of the beauty of the girl he loves. He cannot play the fiddle, but is highly literate, can preach well, and hopes for a parish. He will not let her go with the sailor. Her relatives have wronged him, and the girl, by driving him away.

Item Notes

Seven quatrains sung. Nos. 3, 4 and 5 have each been repeated.

See:
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 230

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Barra

Village - Castlebay

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna