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Òran Chlann Ghriogair

Title - Òran Chlann Ghriogair
Contributors - John MacDonald
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - The contributor tells how six of the Clan MacGregor were sheltered for a night by an old woman when they were on the run. The MacGregors hid and the old woman started singing this song when their pursuers arrived. She starts by speaking to the pursuers, asking if they have heard anything of the MacGregors, and tells of how she saw them, saying that big red-headed Gregor was with them. The song then speaks of the MacGregor symbols and gives advice to the MacGregors to be careful so that they don't get caught.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:59
Date Recorded - 1953.11.22
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 51611
Original Tape ID - SA1953.255
Original Track ID - SA1953.255.B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Kilmallie

Item Notes - Eleven couplets sung. This may be the text for two separate Clan Gregor songs. The first three couplets belong to the song 'Tha mi am Bothan nam Ònrachd', associated with the Loch Lomond MacGregors. The rest belong to the song 'Saighdean Ghlinn Lìobhann', associated with the Perthshire MacGregors.

See:
'Bho Chluaidh gu Calasraid' (Newton)
'Gàir nan Clàrsach' (Ó Baoill)
'Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig' (Watson)

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/51611/1




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