Associated People: Sinclair, Mr Donald, Balephuil (1885 - 1975)

2000.61.21

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-35.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about meeting a Barra bard, playing board games, sings six Gaelic songs, talks about the meaning of some Tiree words, sings a love song, talks about poverty, paying the miller with flour, herring fishing, second sight, the use of querns and kilns, the mill as social centre and sings a grinding song and a rowing song.

2000.61.29

Mini-disk SA1958/2.

John Henderson sings a song about fish and another about an old horse, talks about where the Hendersons came from and sings a verse about women; Donald Sinclair tells a story about Ossian, a bride toasting a man not her husband; John Henderson sings a eulogy to Hector MacLean.

2000.61.39

Mini-disk SA1968/23.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about ceilidhing, sings a hymn ‘An t-seann, t-seann sgeula’, tells a story about a brewer, sings six Gaelic songs, one about the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856, talks about bothies, sings another eight Gaelic songs, gives a prayer for a safe sea voyage, sings three Gaelic love songs and one about distilling whiskey, talks about Donald the Cooper’s daughter in America, tells a story about two old men in Caoles, sings two more love songs and talks about witches.

2000.61.47

Mini-disk SA1868/35.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about meeting a Barra bard, playing board games, sings six Gaelic songs, talks about the meaning of some Tiree words, sings a love song, talks about poverty, paying the miller with flour, herring fishing, second sight, the use of querns and kilns, the mill as social centre and sings a grinding song and a rowing song.

2000.61.5

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1958-05.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil tells stories about bards, supernatural powers and fairies, gives an incantation to ward off the evil eye and sings a song about a girl accidentally killed during a duck shoot.

2000.61.14

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-24.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings 12 Gaelic songs by Duncan Bàn MacIntyre-MacLeod, a song by Iain Luim, a song by Alasdair MacMaighstear Alasdair to Bonnie Prince Charlie and another ‘Oran do ’n Phrionnsa’, a love song, talks about Alexander Carmichael’s visit to Tiree, sings another four Gaelic songs, talks about the size of Neil MacNeill, Hogmanay customs, lucky black cats, the habits of dogs, tells a story about a roasted cat, sings ‘Oran Alasdair’, ‘Aoir Anna’, ‘Oidche na Dunara’ and ‘Cumha Alasdair Mhic Colla’, talks about how to make horn needles and sings another two Gaelic songs.

2000.61.22

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-37.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a lament, a lullaby and a song about a wedding, talks about his great-grandfather, ghosts, fairies and fairy dogs, sings a sailor’s song, the weather, fishing grounds, tells a fairy story, talks about Tiree peat bogs in the Ross, strange happenings, the Balemartine area, sings a Gaelic songs, tells a story about William Ross’s broken heart and sings a love song.

2000.61.31

Mini-disk SA1958/5.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil tells stories about bards, supernatural powers and fairies, gives an incantation to ward off the evil eye and sings a song about a girl accidentally killed during a duck shoot.

2000.61.40

Mini-disk SA1968/24.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings 12 Gaelic songs by Duncan Bàn MacIntyre-MacLeod, a song by Iain Luim, a song by Alasdair MacMaighstear Alasdair to Bonnie Prince Charlie and another ‘Oran do ’n Phrionnsa’, a love song, talks about Alexander Carmichael’s visit to Tiree, sings another four Gaelic songs, talks about the size of Neil MacNeill, Hogmanay customs, lucky black cats, the habits of dogs, tells a story about a roasted cat, sings ‘Oran Alasdair’, ‘Aoir Anna’, ‘Oidche na Dunara’ and ‘Cumha Alasdair Mhic Colla’, talks about how to make horn needles and sings another two Gaelic songs.

2000.61.54

Mini-disk SA1968/37.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a lament, a lullaby and a song about a wedding, talks about his great-grandfather, ghosts, fairies and fairy dogs, sings a sailor’s song, the weather, fishing grounds, tells a fairy story, talks about Tiree peat bogs in the Ross, strange happenings, the Balemartine area, sings a Gaelic songs, tells a story about William Ross’s broken heart and sings a love song.