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Songs of his Father

Not long ago Gordon Wells sat down with Lachie Morrison and switched on his recorder while they chatted and Lachie sang some songs. They’re the songs of Lachie’s father, Pàdruig, who was also a renowned story teller. (Gille an Fheadain Duibh is just one from his collection Thugam agus Bhuam.)

In this extract Lachie sings two songs. The first is Bodach a’ Phuill Mhònaidh, a light-hearted take on the mishaps that might befall a young man as he tramps over the moor. The second is Òran a’ Chogaidh, composed while Pàdruig was away with the army at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, reflecting on the hardships of war and dreaming of Flora, his then sweetheart, who was to become Pàdruig’s wife and Lachie’s mother.

If you want to read the lyrics of each song (copied with kind permission from Thugam agus Bhuam), click the following links:

Bodach a’ Phuill Mhònaidh

Òran a’ Chogaidh

No doubt there are other community members who have songs or stories that would be well worth listening to. If you would like help with recording them, please contact Gordon on 07879 644984.

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Categories: Audio, Community
  1. 18/05/2012 at 11:47 pm

    Deagh òrain dha-rìribh

  1. 18/05/2012 at 10:18 pm
  2. 12/06/2012 at 8:23 am

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