Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm

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Title - Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm
Contributors - Rev. William Matheson
Reporters - Ian Paterson
Item Person - Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèite

Summary - In this waulking song, a lullaby to Donald of Sleat, there is a description of the weather, with sunny, cloudless skies. Good weather is wished for the king's son when he comes.

The subject of the song changes and there is a description of a galley which comes into the bay, with three masts of willow, a golden helm, and a well of wine and a well of fresh water in the stern.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:15
Date Recorded - 1976.03.17
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 101572
Original Tape ID - SA1976.097
Original Track ID - SA1976.97.B3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - This Skye song was probably composed in the late 16th century for the infant Donald Gorm MacDonald of Sleat. According to oral tradition, it was composed by his foster mother.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson) p. 128

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