Peter Kennedy Collection

Alec Stewart songs, Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 7

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Andrew PaceThis is an unidentified male [possibly Wilfrid Isherwood?] talking to Peter Kennedy about mumming costumes. Unrelated to the Stewart material.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

Andrew Pace25 seconds of test tone.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 03/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/646

  • 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)

  • Recordist

    Henderson, Hamish

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Rob Donn (sung frag) [0'30"].- Talk about Rob Donn and his prophesies, total [3'40"].- Coinreach Odhar (tape ran out).- Gaelic Song. 's awn an Dun Bheogain mhic Leord (In Castle Dunvegan of the McLeod's) [3'00"].- Gaelic song. Tha buaidh airan nisce bheathar (Whisky is gifted) [0'35"].- Gaelic song. Turas Dhombmill dha Glasho (Donald's trip to Glasgow) [4'40"]. HH gives titles of 2 previous songs. [Quality note: test tones at beginning.]

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    1. Alec Stewart, 1955
    2. Alec Stewart, 1955
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[12:56]

This is an unidentified male [possibly Wilfrid Isherwood?] talking to Peter Kennedy about mumming costumes. Unrelated to the Stewart material.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 21:27:00

On this tape is Alec Stewart, a blind Gaelic storyteller and singer, his wife Mary, and a young girl named 'Christina'. Alec sings a number of songs and tells stories in both Gaelic and 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 21:26:00

[0:04]

25 seconds of test tone.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 21:24:00