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Song entitled 'Tuirream Torraidh' and accompanying note about funeral customs, 24 September 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/96

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Tuirream Torraidh' collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson, cottar, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'S grad a fhuair [th]u m bas, A ghrai[dh] cha ruige tu le[a]s'. An accompanying note states that 'bean thuiream' was a woman whose duty it was to 'sing the tuiream after the coffin & striking the coffin with her hands like a drum. All the man's virtues were sung out & his geanaology (sic) back to Noah praised.' Song has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 24 September 1872

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 39v, line 3 to folio 39v, line 22

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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