Magaidh Smith

This page brings together Magaidh Smith’s recordings of traditional stories and local Lewis dramas, as well as her poetry podcasts. In the links columns you can click on the “Soundcloud” link to go directly to the recording. The “Clilstore” link will take you to a wordlinked transcript (with thanks to Pàdruig Moireach for the proofreading).

Stories from local tradition

Story Description Links
’S daor a cheannaich mi fiadhachd MacAulay men at Loch Langabhat and the landmark Clach Bhess

 

Maggie’s blog post

Soundcloud

Clilstore

An t-Seann Fhiadh Deer hunting at Loch Langabhat on the border of Lewis and Harris in days gone by. Who was the wee wizen man? Soundcloud

Clilstore

Fir Mhealastaidh Mealista men who went to gather a cargo of wood for roof timbers. A love story and what is extant of a dream song. Soundcloud

Clilstore

Sabaid Mhòr Wick Circa 1870 when the herring fishing was booming a large number of fishing boats were in Wick Harbour when a fight broke out. This account includes details of men from Lochs who were in the fracas. Soundcloud

Clilstore

Iseabail Nighean Dhòmhaill Bàn The love Story of Ishbal nighean Dhomhnaill Ban an t-Struim who herded the cattle in Uig and Calum MacAmhlaigh from Harris. Maggie’s blog post

Soundcloud

Clilstore

 

Local Lewis dramas

 

Maggie’s blogpost introduces them all

Drama Credits Links
An Cèilidhiche

 

Sgrìobhaiche: Eric I Dòmhnallach
Cleasachd: Magaidh Nic a Ghobhainn, Alasdair Mac Ill Fhinnein
Clàradh: Dòmhnall Saunders
Soundcloud
Clilstore
Fo Sgàile Shuaineabhail

 

Sgrìobhaiche: Eric I Dòmhnallach Cleasachd: Magaidh Nic a Ghobhainn
Clàradh: Keith Stringer, Uig Media
Soundcloud
Clilstore
Coinneach Tormod Mo Dhuine

 

Sgrìobhaiche: Alasdair Caimbeul
Cleasachd: Magaidh Nic a Ghobhainn
Clàradh:Keith Stringer, Uig Media
Soundcloud
Clilstore
Os Mo Chionn Sheinn an Uiseag

 

Sgrìobhaiche: Eric I Dòmhnallach Cleasachd: Magaidh Nic a Ghobhainn
Clàradh:Dòmhnall Saunders
Soundcloud
Clilstore

 

Poetry Podcasts – An Èisteachd nam Bàrd

 

Follow the “Blogpost” link to get to Maggie’s introduction, or go straight to the podcast via “Soundcloud”

Podcast Links
1. Domhnall Greumach, Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean Leòdhais

 

Blogpost

Soundcloud

2. Criosaidh NicIomhair, Breascleit, Eilean Leòdhais

 

Blogpost
Soundcloud
3. Tormod MacLeoid Siadar a’ Chladaich, Eilean Leòdhais

 

Blogpost
Soundcloud
4. Uilleam MacMhathain, Na Fleasarain, An Rubha, Eilean Leòdhais

 

Blogpost
Soundcloud

 

Celtic Students Podcast

 

Here, Magaidh is on the interviewee side of a conversation alongside Jane NicLeòid, as Déirdre Ní Mhathúna asks them just how important Gaelic is in their everyday lives, how the language and culture come to be at such a fragile point and what might be done to save them. Jane and Magaidh have strong opinions about the newly published book, Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community (Soillse, 2020) that will be of interest to both scholars and students:

“A’ soillseachadh an deasbaid: Beachdan mu Ghàidhlig ann an cunnart bho dithis eileanaich (Illuminating the debate: Two islanders’ perspectives on the dangers ahead for Scottish Gàidhlig)”

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