Duan na Callaig
Date November 1966
Track ID 57790
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1966.064

Original Tape ID

SA1966.064

Summary

A Hogmany custom. This yearly custom was held in the first week of the New Year. The boys would dress up with masks made of wool, women's clothing, etc., and go from house to house collecting food and money for a party. Inside each house they would walk around the fire about seven times. The leader would wear a hard calfskin and recite a rhyme, whilst the others beat the skin with tongs. The rhyme is recited.

Recording Location

Island - Lewis

Item Location

County - Ross and Cromarty

Island - Lewis

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS