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Field Recordings Of Gaelic Music And Song From The Highlands

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Field Recordings Of Gaelic Music And Song From The Highlands
Field Recordings Of Gaelic Music And Song From The Highlands


This is the 26th collection in the Scottish Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh. The School and Greentrax are delighted to present this double CD collection, selected from the extensive collecting of Calum MacLean. We never tire of saying the series was described in the past as: The most important series of traditional recordings ever. Calum MacLean (Calum an Tàilleir) was born in Oskaig, Isle of Raasay in 1915, and was educated locally before entering the University of Edinburgh, gaining a first class degree in Celtic in 1939. His further studies took him to Ireland where in due course his work as a collector began. MacLean worked assiduously collecting nineteen bound volumes of transcribed lore and a further five full bound volumes of his diaries. In 1951 MacLean began to formally work at the newly founded School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh as their first appointed collector. He was the first person to undertake the full-time systematic collecting of Gaelic songs, stories and traditions in the Highlands and Islands. Everywhere he went he found the best contacts and tradition bearers and gathered in a vast amount of oral material straight from peoples memories. In 1956 MacLean was diagnosed with cancer and in 1960, at the age of forty-four, his life and work were tragically cut short. This double CD set arises from a major project at Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, funded by the AHRC, and undertaken by a project team comprising Dr John Shaw (Principal Investigator), Dr Andrew Wiseman (Researcher) and Naomi Harvey (Researcher). The project was based on material held in the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and in the School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh. CD 1 comprises a wide range of singers and songs from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, while CD 2 consists of instrumental music, equally diverse and also from the Highlands and Islands, all collected by Calum MacLean. This is a remarkable and unique Scottish Tradition Series collection, adding even more depth to the Series.


  1. Name
  2. 'S Daor A Cheannaich Mi An T-iasgach - Calum Maclean
  3. Bràigh Rùsgaidh - Angus Nicolson
  4. A Mhic An Tòisich s Ceanalt Thu - John Kennedy
  5. An Eala Bhàn - Angus C. Macleod
  6. Òran Eile Air Latha Chùil Lodair - Captain Donald Joseph MacKinnon
  7. S Mòr Mo Chùram s Mi Ga Stiùireadh - John MacInnes
  8. Ochòin A Rìgh, Gura Mi Tha Muladach - Ronald MacDonald
  9. Bràigh Loch Iall - Kate Laing
  10. Mo Thruaighe Lèir Thu, ille Bhuidhe - Angus Campbell
  11. Òran An T-saighdeir - Dr Allan MacDonald
  12. Gura Moch Rinn Mi Dùsgadh - Allan S. Gray
  13. 'S Muladach Mi s Mi Air M Aineoil - Kate MacDonald
  14. Sabhal Iain Ic Ùisdein - Annie Arnott
  15. S I A-nochd A Chiad Oidhche n Fhoghair - Penny Maclellan
  16. Soraidh Leis A Bhreacan ùr - Kate Buchanan
  17. Bu Chaomh Leam Bhith Mire - Daniel MacKenzie
  18. A Cholla, Mo Rùin - Donald MacPherson
  19. A. Nighean Na Cailliche Crotaiche, Crùbaich, B. S E An T-èileadh Beag Bu Docha Leam - Catriona MacIntyre
  20. Latha Dhan Fhinn Am Beinn Iongnaidh - Marion Campbell
  21. A Nìghneag A Chùil Duinn Nach Fhan Thu? - Georgina Murray
  22. Miss Elspeth Campbell / MacLellans Overcoat / The Rejected Suitor - Angus Lawrie
  23. The 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar - Kenny John Macleod
  24. General MacDonald - Peter MacCormick
  25. Cumha Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh - Rona Lightfoot
  26. The Atholl Highlanders March To Loch Katrine / The Laird Of Thrums / Jenny Dang The Weaver - Farquhar MacRae
  27. Bagpipe Reels - John MacDonald
  28. Highland Wedding - James MacDonald
  29. The Muckin O Geordies Byre / The New Rigged Ship / The Cumberland Reel - Ceilidh Band, Braemar
  30. Pìobaireachd Dhòmhnaill Duibh - Alasdair Boyd
  31. MacIntoshs Lament / The Marquis Of Huntlys Farewell / The Left-handed Fiddler - Donald Macdonell
  32. To The Late Mrs MacLeod, Morar - Ronald Maclellan
  33. Crò Chinn Tàile - Calum Johnston
  34. The Gay Gordons / The 72nds Farewell To Aberdeen / The Hills Of Perth - Lochailort Dance Band
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