Peter Kennedy Collection

Alec Stewart 'Ossian and his Bride' in English, Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 1

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/640

  • Recording date

    1955-07-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Armadale, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland

  • Performers

    Stewart, Alec (spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Henderson, Hamish

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Rec by PK and HH 3.7.55. Bettyhill, Sutherland Shore. English translation of "Ossian and his Bride". Talk after about Ossian heroes and learning story. Copy from Midget. Dubbed to CD, May 2003. Alec Stewart (tinker) 14 mins. Gaelic folk tale. [Quality note: audio fades in at the beginning and is at a low level throughout. Recording ends abruptly.]

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User notes for this item

Alec Stewart was a blind Gaelic storyteller. In this tape he tells the story of 'Ossian and his bride' in English, and talks to Hamish Henderson. [Note: this is not the same Alec Stewart as the piper and well-known 'Stewart family' from Perthshire.]

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 19:04:00