Coisich a Rùin
Date 04 October 1937
Track ID 41492
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CDC.4.11

Original Tape ID

box_04_D01-A

Summary

This waulking song has several sections. In the first, a woman sends her wishes to her beloved John Campbell in Harris. In the section which follows, a woman describes her grief that she will not be going to the wedding of her lover but to his funeral. The final section refers to a betrothal and tells of the speaker's feelings if another girl referred to her lover.

Item Notes

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (John L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 144
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 36
'One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) p. 211
'Songs Remembered in Exile' (John L. Campbell ed., 1990) p. 92

Non Scottish Recording Location

Cape Breton, Canada

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Harris

Island - Harris

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna