Wakes in Barra.
Fieldworkers
Date November 1964
Track ID 72274
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1964.80.A13

Original Tape ID

SA1964.080

Summary

Wakes in Barra.

At wakes people stay awake all night praying for the soul of the deceased. There are prayers at midnight and in the morning, before the body is taken to church. The deceased is buried the following day. There is no feast after funerals in Barra.

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village/Place - Edinburgh

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Vatersay

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS