Òran do Bheataidh
Fieldworkers
Date 18 August 1959
Track ID 47705
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1959.104.A4

Original Tape ID

SA1959.104

Summary

In this song a man is very sad. Although he was out hunting there is now nobody to welcome him home. He laments the death of his wife who now lies in a coffin. His heart is in despair because his beloved has died.

Item Notes

This song was composed by the bard Ailean Dall after the death of a woman called Betty MacDonald who lived in Lochaber. He makes the song as if it were the woman's husband speaking.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS