Local Stories

Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban

I just love beul aithris stories, from Isle of Lewis Gaelic oral tradition. It is rare to have the opportunity to perform them for an audience nowadays. Therfore, I have recorded five stories because of the richness of the language which was handed down to me in the telling. All five are uploaded to Soundcloud now. Most importantly they will be available to anyone wishing to learn local stories.

The five stories narrated by me Magaidh Smith. An Sean Fhiadh (Lochs Harris)and Sabaist Mhor Wick (Lochs District). Fir Mhealista (Uig) , S Daor a Cheannaich mi Fiadhachd (Uig/ Harris and Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban (Uig).

This five minute recording is about Ishbal Nighean Dhomhnaill Ban an Struim Uig, It tells of her love for Calum MacAulay a Harrisman. I got the story originally from DHM a relative of Ishbal, with additions later from his brother Fionnlagh.



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