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Griogal Cridhe

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Title - Griogal Cridhe
Alternate Title - O bà bà mo leanabh
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - In this lament a widow sings to her child while telling of her grief, after the execution of her beloved husband Gregor MacGregor.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:33
Date Recorded - 1959.08.08
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 106616
Original Tape ID - SA1959.068
Original Track ID - SA1959.68.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Vatersay

Item Notes - This lament, which is sung as a lullaby, is attributed to the widow of Gregor MacGregor of Glenstrae, who was beheaded in 1570.

See:
'Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig' (Prof. W. Watson ed., 1932) p. 244
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (Anne Lorne Gillies ed., 2005) p. 140
'The MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (Revs. A. & A. MacDonald eds., 1911) p. 325
'One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) song 41
'The Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald ed., 1895) Appendix p. 25
'Còisir a' Mhòid' 4 (An Comunn Gàidhealach, 1940) p. 51

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