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

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.

2000.61.19

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-32.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about poultry feed and flour, gives two proverbs, talks about women wrestling in Tiree, sings a song about the Campbells and MacLeans, talks about Hogmanay rhymes and traditions, sings ‘Calum Bàn’ and ‘Duain Callain’, talks about choosing a dog, about bards and sings two songs miscalling a Moss Bard and sings ‘Maighdeannan na h-Airigh’, talks about weaving patterns and dyeing, using hen dung for washing, sings a waulking song and a lullaby, talks bout using urine for waulking, washing, drying and finishing wool, barn dances, the words used during the process of turning wool to cloth, tailors and weavers.

2000.61.37

Mini-disk 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.

2000.61.45

Mini-disk SA1968/32.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about poultry feed and flour, gives two proverbs, talks about women wrestling in Tiree, sings a song about the Campbells and MacLeans, talks about Hogmanay rhymes and traditions, sings ‘Calum Bàn’ and ‘Duain Callain’, talks about choosing a dog, about bards and sings two songs miscalling a Moss Bard and sings ‘Maighdeannan na h-Airigh’, talks about weaving patterns and dyeing, using hen dung for washing, sings a waulking song and a lullaby, talks bout using urine for waulking, washing, drying and finishing wool, barn dances, the words used during the process of turning wool to cloth, tailors and weavers.

2000.61.1

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1953-54.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chluim Bhain) of Balephuil talks about old stories; Murdo MacDonald plays some accordion tunes; children sing a Gaelic song; Hector MacLean tells a traditional story about a curse put on the factor; humerous song by an unknown artist; two stories told by John MacIntyre of Mull.

2000.61.12

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-22.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings ‘Mo Chailin Donn Òg’ and ‘Duanag a’ Chìobair’, talks about the famous wizard John MacLeod of Skye, sings ‘Gillean Ghleanndail’, a song advising men to marry, a satirical song ‘Lachann ’ic Iain ’ac Lachainn’, ‘Oran na Vivo’, a song about a herdsman in Caoles, a humorous song about herd ladies composed by Iain Mac Ailein and a sailor’s love song by the Balemartine bard.

2000.61.20

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-34.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings 18 Gaelic songs about Ailean Dall, love, Mac ’ic Ailein, quarrelling women, the Battle of Falkirk, sailing, boats and tobacco, talks about making whiskey, the bards in Balephuil and a preacher also called Donald Sinclair.

2000.61.28

Mini-disk SA1953/54.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chluim Bhain) of Balephuil talks about old stories; Murdo MacDonald plays some accordion tunes; children sing a Gaelic song; Hector MacLean tells a traditional story about a curse put on the factor; humerous song by an unknown artist; two stories told by John MacIntyre of Mull.

2000.61.38

Mini-disk SA1968/22.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings ‘Mo Chailin Donn Òg’ and ‘Duanag a’ Chìobair’, talks about the famous wizard John MacLeod of Skye, sings ‘Gillean Ghleanndail’, a song advising men to marry, a satirical song ‘Lachann ’ic Iain ’ac Lachainn’, ‘Oran na Vivo’, a song about a herdsman in Caoles, a humorous song about herd ladies composed by Iain Mac Ailein and a sailor’s love song by the Balemartine bard.

2000.61.46

Mini-disk SA1968/34.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings 18 Gaelic songs about Ailean Dall, love, Mac ’ic Ailein, quarrelling women, the Battle of Falkirk, sailing, boats and tobacco, talks about making whiskey, the bards in Balephuil and a preacher also called Donald Sinclair.