The Iolaire
Date 29 April 1989
Track ID 90837
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1989.044

Original Tape ID

SA1989.044

Summary

Disaster ballad describing the loss of over two hundred sailors and soldiers on board the Iolaire as it sank trying to enter Stornoway harbour on New Year's Day 1919.

Norman Stewart explains that his grandfather had been transferred from the Iolaire to another ship before it left Kyle of Lochalsh, and thus survived.

Item Notes

Girvan Folk Festival 'Songs of the Sea' singing competition.

Recording Location

County - Ayrshire

Parish - Girvan

Village - Girvan

Item Location

County - Ross and Cromarty

Parish - Stornoway

Island - Lewis

Village - Stornoway

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS