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Griogal Cridhe

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Title - Griogal Cridhe
Contributors - Chirsty Munro
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - In this lament a widow sings to her child about her beloved husband who has been beheaded. She pours out her grief.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:12
Date Recorded - 1958.06.08
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 68305
Original Tape ID - SA1958.043
Original Track ID - SA1958.43.B8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Island - Skye

Item Notes - 6 quatrains sung. Chorus sung at the beginning and end. 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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