Ged a Bheireadh Uilleam Mòr

Title - Ged a Bheireadh Uilleam Mòr
Contributors - Mrs Mòr Stewart
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford; Donald Archie MacDonald; Mary MacDonald

Summary - The contributor speaks about the land agitation. MacGillivray had Eoligarry estate which covered a large area of North Barra. After the war, there was no land for the young men, and no money to be made from sailing and fishing. The song praises the young men who fought in the First World War.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:15
Date Recorded - 1976.10.04
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 60730
Original Tape ID - SA1976.195
Original Track ID - SA1976.195.A5
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra

Item Notes - 4 quatrains sung. Quatrain chorus after each verse.
Composed by a bard called Donald MacKinnon (Dòmhnall Phadra Bhric) from Bruernish. He also composed other songs.

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