Peter Kennedy Collection

Alec Stewart 'The Knowing Seaman' in Gaelic (cont.) and English, Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 3

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/642

  • 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*] Overlap with 0632 (Gaelic). The Knowing Seaman (2) about [21'00"] English transl. R. Copied 9.10.72. [Quality note: low levels. Recording ends abruptly.]

  • Related images

    1. Alec Stewart, 1955
    2. Alec Stewart, 1955
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User notes for this item

Alec Stewart was a blind Gaelic storyteller. In this tape he continues to tell the story of 'The knowing seaman' in Gaelic (carried on from tape number C604/641), before talking to Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, translating the story into English. [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 19:42:00