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

2000.61.10

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1966-104.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the Battle of Falkirk in 1746, a love song and a verse of satire by Duncan Bàn, talks about Iain Mac Ailein experiences in North America, his own relations particularly the Blacks from Lismore, sings an elegy to Colin Campbell, talks about Ailean Breac and the death of Colin Campbell, the meeting of the MacLeans of Duart and Ailean nan Sop, cattle raiding, a saying attributed to Thomas the Rhymer, the killing by Glengarry of his son-in-law, sings a song composed by Gilleasbuig MacPhail, talks about bards and their immunity from law, evil and protective charms, island witches, the song ‘Pilot the Dog’ and the bards involved in its composition and sings a song in praise of Mull by Dugald MacPhail.

2000.61.41

Mini-disk SA1968/25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.

2000.61.3

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1958-02.

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.

2000.61.21

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.

2000.61.36

Mini-disk SA1966/104.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the Battle of Falkirk in 1746, a love song and a verse of satire by Duncan Bàn, talks about Iain Mac Ailein experiences in North America, his own relations particularly the Blacks from Lismore, sings an elegy to Colin Campbell, talks about Ailean Breac and the death of Colin Campbell, the meeting of the MacLeans of Duart and Ailean nan Sop, cattle raiding, a saying attributed to Thomas the Rhymer, the killing by Glengarry of his son-in-law, sings a song composed by Gilleasbuig MacPhail, talks about bards and their immunity from law, evil and protective charms, island witches, the song ‘Pilot the Dog’ and the bards involved in its composition and sings a song in praise of Mull by Dugald MacPhail.

2000.61.16

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-28

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings three Gaelic songs, talks about wandering minstrels, tells an obscene story, sings a love songs and one in praise of companionship, talks about the clan Brown, sings a song about a boat, talks about one of the Browns from Balephuil, second sight, sings a Gaelic love song, a humorous song by Mary Flora MacPhail of Cornaig, a woman’s love song for a sailor and two more Gaelic songs, give a saying about a lazy man and another popular saying, sings a song about the first boat fishing after the Balephuil disaster and a sailor’s song, a song about the Rennies and one about a thin horse, gives a saying about ravens and their eggs, sings a Gaelic love song, gives a fragment of a folktale, sings two fragments of Ossianic ballads and talks about his father’s storytelling.

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.

2000.61.47

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.

2000.61.11

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-21.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil tells an anecdote about the supernatural, the deathbed comments of his uncle, a dream by Dòmhnall an Oir, the story of a corpse who spoke in the coffin, the use of urine and seeds against spells and fairies, stories about the fairy mound An Cnoc Glas, where his great-grandmother used milk cows, the evil eye, a story about blood on a floor that couldn’t be cleaned, a song written by the Balemartine bard about a reputed witch, the fatigue after supernatural cures, the work and equipment for horses, sports before church, a vision seen by an old man and the meaning of some Gaelic words.

2000.61.42

Mini-disk SA1968/28.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings three Gaelic songs, talks about wandering minstrels, tells an obscene story, sings a love songs and one in praise of companionship, talks about the clan Brown, sings a song about a boat, talks about one of the Browns from Balephuil, second sight, sings a Gaelic love song, a humorous song by Mary Flora MacPhail of Cornaig, a woman’s love song for a sailor and two more Gaelic songs, give a saying about a lazy man and another popular saying, sings a song about the first boat fishing after the Balephuil disaster and a sailor’s song, a song about the Rennies and one about a thin horse, gives a saying about ravens and their eggs, sings a Gaelic love song, gives a fragment of a folktale, sings two fragments of Ossianic ballads and talks about his father’s storytelling.