A Cholla Mo Rùn

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Title - A Cholla Mo Rùn
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Thorkild Knudsen
Item Person - MacDonald, Colla [Colkitto] [Colla Ciotach]

Summary - In this pibroch song the singer 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 ends with a section of canntaireachd [pipe melody sung using vocables].

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:32
Date Recorded - 1965.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 24728
Original Tape ID - SA1965.107
Original Track ID - SA1965.107.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - 6 sections sung plus canntaireachd. This song is associated with a pibroch sometimes called the "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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