Duan agus eòlas leighis.
Contributors
Date July 1960
Track ID 53242
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1960.187.A9

Original Tape ID

SA1960.187

Summary

Information about a healing rhyme, knowledge and charm.

The contributor recites a rhyme that an old woman once used to heal an injury that she had. She rubbed her chest with a wet hand while saying the rhyme and her condition improved. Murchadh Mòr MacIver would send a charm to people by reciting a verse while tying knots in a piece of thread, cloth or string. The material was tied to the afflicted area. Men could pass the gift of healing to women and vice versa, but it could not be passed to someone of the same sex.

Item Subject/Person

MacÌomhair, Murchadh Mòr

Recording Location

County - Ross and Cromarty

Item Location

County - Ross and Cromarty

Parish - Gairloch

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS