Peter Kennedy Collection

Alec Stewart 'The Wizard Lad' in Gaelic and English, Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 8

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/647

  • 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*] An Nastray (The Wizard's Lad?) Gaelic story. Overlap at about [13'00"] (S.E. to edit) followed by [1'00"] in Gaelic. And English translation (1st part only) to give jist [2'00"]. The middle part of English translation may be missing as at 1st dubbing session I did not know FMK 784 was available. Re-dub end of FMK 783 midget (variable speed).- An Nastray (The Wizard's Lad). Overlap with 0639 at about [13'00"] followed by [1'00"] in Gaelic. English translation (1st part only) [2'00"] Middle part may be missing.]

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On this tape is Alec Stewart, a blind Gaelic storyteller and singer. Alec tells the story of 'The wizard lad' 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 21:41:00