‘Gheall mo leannan dhòmhsa cìr’

‘Gheall mo leannan dhòmhsa cìr’ - astar: silver gelatin photographs
'My lover promised me a comb'. Silver gelatin photograph with text from the song ‘Ille Bhig, 'ille Bhig Shunndaich Ò’, recorded from Christina Macpherson of Scalpay, Harris by Donald Archie Macdonald, School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh, in 1963.

‘This is a fairy song. It was said to have been composed by a girl who was in love with a water-horse. As the song describes, he was killed by her brothers. The song lists some of the gifts he had promised to give the girl’ (www.tobarandualchais.co.uk, Track ID: 79470)

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