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Tha Caolas Eadar Mi 's Iain

Title - Tha Caolas Eadar Mi 's Iain
Contributors - Kate Buchanan
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - In this waulking song, the composer complains that there is a deep ocean between her and Ian. She wishes it would ebb before daybreak, so that she could go to see her secret lover.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:50
Date Recorded - 1951.04.05
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 88958
Original Tape ID - CannaTape.0088
Original Track ID - CannaTape.0088
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra
  Village - Castlebay

Item Notes - According to the singer's father Roderick MacKinnon, the woman who composed this song loved Ian, who is mentioned in the title, but he did not love her.
See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 62

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/88958/1




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