A Mhurchaidh Bhig
Date 1954
Track ID 44362
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CannaWirek.1954.3

Original Tape ID

CannaTape.0030

Summary

This waulking song has a number of unrelated sections. It begins with a section about little Murdo, a contentious fellow. A passage follows in which there are references to a well of wine from which three of the king's children are drawing. The third section has references to brown-haired Diarmad and those who would aid him. The fourth section refers to a beloved hunter.

Item Notes

24 lines. The lines are sung as linked couplets.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 80
'Scottish Tradition' 2: Music from the Western Isles (The School of Scottish Studies)
'Donald MacIntyre Manuscript' p. 106
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 95

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna