A Cholla Mo Rùin

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Title - A Cholla Mo Rùin
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - In this pibroch song the piper warns Colla to avoid the bay and the strait. He tells that he has been captured in the bay and calls for Colla to save him. The song is sung with words and also in canntaireachd.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:22
Date Recorded - 1959.08
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 106648
Original Tape ID - SA1959.070
Original Track ID - SA1959.70.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

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

Item Notes - This song is associated with a pibroch sometimes called 'The Piper's Warning to His Master'. The pibroch, and the words of this song, are linked with a story which tells how Colla MacDonald (Colkitto/Colla Ciotach) was saved by his piper, who played this tune as a warning to his master to stay away from the castle as his enemies were waiting there for his arrival. According to the story, the piper lost his life as a result of his action.

'Ancient Piobaireachd' (David Glen) p. 113, tune 38

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