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Scottish Tradition Series
Scottish Tradition Volume 27: Sguaban A Tir An Eorna - Traditions Of Tiree
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Tiree, a low-lying island of some thirty-six square miles west of Ardnamurchan Point, lacks the mountains and hills of its Hebridean neighbours. Currently its population is about 650, although on the first half of the nineteenth century it peaked at around 5,000.
The oral tradition of Tiree began to be recorded by The School of Scottish Studies soon after its inception in 1951. Its first full-time collector and researcher, Calum MacLean (1921-1960), visited in 1953 and his recordings are the earliest from the island in the Sound Archive. Next to record was Dr Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), followed by several others.
This CD cannot include items from all the men and women of Tiree who have contributed to the Sound Archive over the years but the contents are representative of an island where memories of the past have remained strong amongst those with special gifts, interest and skill.
Disk 1 : Allaibh Arra Bo Chpoisinn Cobheag (ALastair MacNeill), Columba And Mallachdaug (John Henderson), O Ho-Ro, Ille Dhuinn (Donald Sinclair), Witchcraft (Donald Sinclair), Bean A' Chotain Ruaidh (Christine MacArthur), Blar Nan Sguach (Donald Sinclair), BLanket Washing (Chrissie MacLean), Mo Nighean Donn A COrnaig (ALastair MacNeill), Oran An Fhuadaich (ALastair MacNeill), Canntaireachd (Hugh MacDonald), Elegy Of Mrs Noble (Hugh MacDonald), Children's Play Rhymes (Eilidh Kernnedy and Mary Ann Campbell), Diarmaid And Grainne (Donald Sinclair), Seoo An Duan (Galic Hymn - Flora Bunting), Cinderella (John Henderson), An Imrich (Donald Sinclair), Gilleasbig Laidir And The Factor (John Henderson), Archibald And DUncan Campbell (Donald Sinclair), EMIGRANTS LEAVING TIREE FOR CANADA 1851 (Donald Sinclair), Tiree Settlers At McIntyres' Corners (Alex Lamont), Great Tea Race (1866 - Ariel And Taeping), Manitoba (1866 - Ariel And Taeping), Oran Mhanitoba (ALastair MacNeill), Hogmanay Rhyme (Hector MacLean), Skerryvore Survivor (Donald Sinclair), Tha Mise Seo Gun Chroit Gun Sgoth (Hector Kennedy), Oran A 'Chogaidh (Colin Lamont), Piping (Alasdair SInclair)