Ùisdein 'ic Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich
Date October 1955
Track ID 9811
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.141.3

Original Tape ID

SA1955.141

Summary

A woman's waulking song/lament about Hugh, son of Archibald the Clerk, who came from Skye to Uist with his men and murdered all the men on the land there.

Item Notes

Five verses. The song relates to Hugh MacDonald, son of Archibald the Clerk from Skye, and nephew of Dòmhnall Gorm, who murdered the MacVicar brothers of North Uist for their lands. The lament is traditionally believed to have been composed by their sister.

An alternative title for this song (and any others with the title of Ùisdein 'ic Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich), is 'Chaidh Mis' a dh'Eubhal Imprig'.

Item Subject/Person

Ùisdean mac Ghilleasbaig Chlèirich

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS