Mar a bhios am fiosraiche a' dèanamh òrain.
Date 19 September 1973
Track ID 68588
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1973.115.A4

Original Tape ID

SA1973.115

Summary

How the contributor composes songs.

The contributor explains how he creates songs. He does not keep any livestock now and when he is not busy he goes for a walk around his home. Words arrive and he writes some down. He can read Gaelic but he does not write it well. He gets the tunes for the songs first. He uses tunes from old Gaelic songs, from the cèilidh houses. They used to dance to them. They liked the songs of Màiri Mhòr and Neil MacLeod, and local bards.

Item Subject/Person

Nicolson, Donald [Dòmhnall Iseabail]

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Sleat

Island - Skye

Village/Place - Camuscross

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Sleat

Island - Skye

Village/Place - Camuscross

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS