Coisich a Rùin
Date 04 October 1937
Track ID 43319
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CDC.7.12

Original Tape ID

box_07_D12-B

Summary

This waulking song has several sections. In the first, a woman sends her wishes to her beloved John Campbell in Harris. He is a hunter of geese, seals and swans. The section which follows refers to the MacNeils going to sea in their galley and blesses the wright who worked on it and made it seaworthy. In the final section, the composer is distraught. There is a gathering which is not for a wedding, but for a burial.

Item Notes

Copy of Ediphone wax cylinder recording. 18 lines sung. The lines are divided into halves. Each line is repeated.

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

Benacadie, Cape Breton, Canada

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna