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Cailleach Mhòr Stadhlaigh

Fieldworkers
Date July 1953
Track ID 8025
Part 1

Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.153.2

Original Tape ID

SA1953.153

Summary

This is a humorous and satirical song, directed at those who believed in ghosts. In it, the bard tells of meeting the Old lady of Stadhlaigh, a very big and ugly ghost which he fights.

Item Notes

Four verses and choruses sung. Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies.

The fight is described in great detail in the full text. The song was composed by Iain MacMhathain (Iain mac Choinnich 'ic Fhearchair) of North Uist, who was well known as a composer of hymns.

See:
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' no. 38, p. 513

Item Subject/Person

Cailleach Mhòr Stadhlaigh

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Source Type

Reel to reel

Audio Quality

Good