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Poaching methods and anecdote; Fastern's E'en food and ba ga...

Title - Poaching methods and anecdote; Fastern's E'en food and ba ga...
Contributors - Charlie Douglas
Reporters - Francis Collinson; Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - Poaching methods and anecdote; Fastern's E'en food and ba game; harvest celebrations; the home of the Gypsy King.

The contributor describes rabbit poaching. Salmon were caught with a cleek [hook], a three-pronged leister, pock nets or with lime to poison the water. Up till about the First World War, a ba [handball] game used to be played on Fastern's E'en (Shrove Tuesday). People ate currant dumplings on that day. Anecdote about a poacher striking a water bailie. Harvest kirns [celebrations] are mentioned. 'The Palace', formerly the home of Charles Faa Blyth [the Gypsy King] is discussed.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:59
Date Recorded - 1956.09
Language - Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 78665
Original Tape ID - SA1956.134
Original Track ID - SA1956.134; SA1956.134.B5; SA1956.134.B6
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - The ba game described is possibly that of Kirk Yetholm.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/78665/1

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