Griogal Cridhe
Date January 1956
Track ID 54954
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.22.B3

Original Tape ID

SA1956.022

Summary

Lullaby/lament fragment by the wife of Gregor Ruadh MacGregor of Glenstrae in mourning for his execution at Kenmore in 1570 under the orders of Colin Campbell of Glenorchy.

Item Notes

4 verses sung plus chorus at the beginning and end.
This lament, sung as a lullaby, is attributed to the widow of Gregor MacGregor of Glenstrae, who was beheaded in 1570. There are many versions of the song 'Griogal Cridhe' and these are available in other sources.
See:
'Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig' (Watson ed., 1959) p244
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (A. L. Gillies ed., 2005)) p140
'One hundred and five songs of occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) Song 41 p. 196
'Gesto Collection'(K.N. MacDonald ed., 1895) Appendix p. 25
'Còisir a' Mhòid' 4 (An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1940) p. 51

Item Subject/Person

MhicGriogair, Griogair Ruadh

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS