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Alec Stewart and family, Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 5

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Andrew PaceThis is unidentified fiddle music, unrelated to the Stewart material on this tape. Probably the original contents of the tape.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

Andrew PaceMary Stewart sings the song "A short walk along the rock", continued by Christina, then followed by talk with Mary Stewart.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

Andrew PaceAlec Stewart tells a story about Rob Dona McKay in Gaelic.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

Andrew PaceAlec Stewart sings 'Brogais ruain', then talks with Hamish Henderson and Peter Kennedy.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

Andrew PaceA young girl called Christina (aged 15) sings 'The waters of Kylescue', followed by a little talk. [Who is this other Alex Stewart that she claims is her cousin?]
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/644

  • Recording date

    1955-07-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Armadale, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland

  • Performers

    Stewart, Alec (singer, male / spoken, male), [?], Christina (singer, female), Stewart, Mary (singer, female / spoken, female)

  • Recordist

    Henderson, Hamish

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Christine (15) The Waters of Kylescue [3'20"].- Alec. Brogais Ruain (Rory's Breeches) [4'15"].- Talk about Rob Dona McKay.- Gaelic story: R.D. and the 3 Bands [1'00"].- Mrs Stewart. Gaelic song [2'15"]. PK 281.

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    1. Alec Stewart, 1955
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[14:50]

This is unidentified fiddle music, unrelated to the Stewart material on this tape. Probably the original contents of the tape.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 21:06:00

[12:01]

Mary Stewart sings the song "A short walk along the rock", continued by Christina, then followed by talk with Mary Stewart.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 21:04:00

[10:50]

Alec Stewart tells a story about Rob Dona McKay in Gaelic.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 21:00:00

[5:20]

Alec Stewart sings 'Brogais ruain', then talks with Hamish Henderson and Peter Kennedy.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 20:58:00

On this tape is Alec Stewart, a blind Gaelic storyteller and singer, his wife, and a young girl named 'Christina'. [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 20:57:00

[1:05]

A young girl called Christina (aged 15) sings 'The waters of Kylescue', followed by a little talk. [Who is this other Alex Stewart that she claims is her cousin?]

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 20:51:00