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Gaelic and music at sea; survivals of Gaelic in Victoria, Au...

Title - Gaelic and music at sea; survivals of Gaelic in Victoria, Au...
Contributors - Neil MacDonald
Reporters - Dr Emily Lyle
Item Person - MacDonald, Neil

Summary - Gaelic and music at sea; survivals of Gaelic in Victoria, Australia.

The contributor heard plenty of Gaelic spoken at sea. There were seven speakers on his last ship, the 'City of Lucknow', trading to America and Australia on nine or ten month trips. The contributor was ship's carpenter. The seven had great sing-songs, and two Uist men, Donald MacLellan and Angus MacKay, played the pipes. The contributor mentions other Gaelic speakers in Australia and descendants who retain a few words.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:24
Date Recorded - 1976.11.17
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 41157
Original Tape ID - SA1976.249
Original Track ID - SA1976.249.B11
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/41157/1




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