Fàgail Bharraigh

Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.195.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1976.195

Summary

The bard was passing Barra on a ship on his way to Montreal when he composed this homeland song. He tells of his sadness at seeing a glimpse of his native island and he thinks of those he left behind. He reflects on the way of life there and on the joy of returning.

Item Notes

Composed by 'Broinnidh' MacKinnon, who lost his life during the war.

See:
'Deoch-slàinte nan Gillean' (C. O'Lochlainn ed., 1948) p. 8

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS