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Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition (Scottish Tradition Series Vol 25) [CD]

Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition (Scottish Tradition Series Vol 25) [CD]

Ref: CDTRAX9025

Format: CD

EAN / ISBN: 5018081902521

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This album is the 25th in the Scottish Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The series was described in the past as: 'The most important series of traditional recordings ever.'

Between 1950 and 1975 staff and students of the School of Scottish Studies collecting material relating to the cultural life and traditional arts of North Uist made over 500 recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs, place-names and oral history. During her time at the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, initially as a post-graduate student and later as a Traditional Artist in Residence, Margaret Callan immersed herself in these recordings and in the rich Gaelic song tradition to which they bear witness. Margaret says that to do so was a privilege.

In the sleeve notes Margaret writes:

The tracks on the album are representative of North Uist's Gaelic song tradition in the third quarter of the twentieth century. The singers featured include active bearers of the tradition, renowned singers and scholars, and passive tradition bearers who rarely, if ever, sang out-with their own homes. Men and women of different generations and from different districts of the island are also represented. This provides the listener with a valuable opportunity to hear a diverse range of local dialects and singing styles.

In selecting the tracks I have endeavoured to reflect the rich and extensive repertoire of the community as a whole. A broad range of song genres whose origins span several generations is represented. While Gaelic song classification is not a precise art on account of many songs falling into more than one category, the songs featured on the CD include homeland songs, waulking songs, puirt-à-beul, canntaireachd, satires, men and women's love songs, milking songs, cradle songs, local compositions and spiritual verse.

1. Bu chaoin leam bhith 'n Uibhist - Hugh Matheson - Hugh Matheson
2. An cuala sibh mar dh'èirich dhòmhs' - Miss Bella MacPhail - Miss Bella MacPhail
3. Guma slàn don ribhinn òig - Ewen Morrison - Ewen Morrison
4. Cailleach Mhòr Stadhlaigh - Fred Macaulay - Fred Macaulay
5. Tha bò dhubh agam - Mrs Marion Ann MacDonald; Mo bhò dhubh mhòr - Roderick MacDonald; Hud, a bhodaich - Roderick MacDonald - Roderick MacDonald
6. Ghruagach dhonn a' bhrollaich bhàin - Donald MacLean - Donald MacLean
7. Òran an ròin - Rev. William Matheson; Òran an ròin - Miss Margaret MacLeod - Miss Margaret MacLeod
8. Òran na caillich - Andrew Laing - Andrew Laing
9. Hóro, leannain, an cluinn thu - Roderick Macaulay - Roderick Macaulay
10. Tunnag bhàn Mòire; An ràcan a bh' agamsa - Ewen MacDonald - Ewen MacDonald
11. An Eala Bhàn - Mrs Helen Morrison - Mrs Helen Morrison
12. S ann mu thuath, fada tuath - Ewen Morrison - Ewen Morrison
13. S ann a-raoir a rinn mi 'n dàn seo - Hugh Matheson - Hugh Matheson
14. Tha mìle long air Cuan Èirinn - Mrs Marion Ann MacDonald - Mrs Marion Ann MacDonald
15. Gur mis' tha fo mhì-ghean - Donald MacLellan - Donald MacLellan
16. Hó, mo leannan, hé, mo leannan - Miss Bella MacPhail - Miss Bella MacPhail
17. Bodaich odhar Hoghaigearraidh - Rev. William Matheson - Rev. William Matheson
18. Canntaireachd - Miss Kate MacCormick - Miss Kate MacCormick
19. Òigh Loch nam Madadh - Donald MacLean - Donald MacLean
20. A fhleasgaich òig as ceanalta - Mrs Helen Morrison - Mrs Helen Morrison
21. O, gur e mo ghaol a' lasgain - Roderick MacDonald - Roderick MacDonald
22. Horó, chan eil cadal orm - Ronald John MacDonald - Ronald John MacDonald
23. Òran an radain - Mrs Rachel MacLeod - Mrs Rachel MacLeod
24. Hì ho ró, mo ghruagach dhonn - Donald MacLean - Donald MacLean
25. Thug mi 'n oidhche raoir san àirigh - Donald MacLean - Donald MacLean
26. Chì mi Clèatrabhal bhuam - Angus MacDonald - Angus MacDonald
27. Bàs an Fhìrein - Mrs Rachel MacLeod - Mrs Rachel MacLeod
28. A Mhàiri bhòidheach - Ronald John MacDonald - Ronald John MacDonald


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