Òran na h-Iolaire
Date 09 November 1947
Track ID 42423
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CDC.6.14

Original Tape ID

box_06_D14-B

Summary

This song tells of the sinking of the ship 'Iolaire' after striking the Beasts of Holm just outside Stornoway Harbour, at the end of the First World War. Over 200 men who were returning from the war were drowned.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Small Isles

Island - Canna

Item Location

County - Ross and Cromarty

Parish - Stornoway

Island - Lewis

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna