'S Àlainn an t-Àite
Date 20 November 1937
Track ID 40723
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CDC.1.1

Original Tape ID

box_01_D05-A

Summary

The composer of this song praises the place in which he is going to be living. He says that he will farm with the plough and make bread there. He then says that he will have a dram and a frolic at Christmas time. The song praises the place's beauty and mentions the salmon in the river.

Item Notes

This recording is a copy of the original which was recorded on wax cylinder using a clockwork Ediphone recorder.

Eight quatrains sung. Written by Michael MacDonald, a Scottish emigrant who left Prince Edward Island for Judique, Cape Breton, in the late 19th century.

Non Scottish Recording Location

Upper South River, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

Non Scottish Item Location

Cape Breton, Canada

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna