Fiosrachadh mun rèiteach ann an Leòdhas agus Beàrnaraigh.
Fieldworkers
Date 27 February 1977
Track ID 68248
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1977.39.B7

Original Tape ID

SA1977.039

Summary

Information about a betrothal custom in Lewis and Berneray.

Angus MacKenzie says the Lewis rèiteach was like today's [1977] engagement party. Fewer people attended the rèiteach than the wedding. It took place about a month before the wedding. People gathered to hear the groom ask the bride's father for her hand in marriage. Roderick MacKillop tells how his father used to quiz the groom to find out if he had plenty of livestock and money.

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS