Tag Archives: songs

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2021.26.2

Two large, well worn books titled ‘Songs of the Hebrides, volume 1’ and ‘More Songs of the Hebrides’ belonging to Sidney Herbert Sime (1865-1941), who was an English artist best known for his satirical artwork during the late Victorian period. One copy is signed S H Sime on an inner page, while the other is embossed S.H.S. on the cover.

2021.3.4

Music CD ‘River to Sea – from Tlell to Tiree’ by Sheila Cameron, Canada, ca 2018. Collection of songs mostly associated with the Tlell River on the island of Haida Gwaii, NW Canada, but moving on the shores of Tiree where the track ‘All you need is the sea’ was written.

2019.19.1

Manuscript and lyrics for a modern folk song about a woman from Tiree who emigrates to Canada. ‘Fay McKinnon’ was composed by accomplished singer/songwriter Bob Dunn during a visit to Tiree in 2018. Other material includes a CD and booklet of additional songs by Bob Dunn, and covering letter with background to the song.

2018.112.1

Ten books ‘The Eric R Cregeen Fieldwork Journals’, edited by Margaret Bennett, 2018. Historian Eric Radcliffe Cregeen (1921-1983) made hundreds of audio recordings of oral histories from a wide range of people from around Scotland. His meticulous notes are displayed and transcribed in nine volumes, with those regarding Tiree recordings presented in Volumes 3 to 9.

Vol 1 1939-1949; Vol 2 1949-1957; Vol 3 1955-1959; Vol 4 1959-1968; Vol 5 1969-1972; Vol 6 1973-1974; Vol 7 1974-1978; Vol 8 1975-1976; Vol 9 1977-1982; Vol 10 Index.

2018.44.1

CD ‘The Tiree Songbook’, by various singers and musicians, 2017. Double CD of a collection of 21 tracks of traditional music and songs known as favourites on Tiree. Artists include Euan Burton, Donald-Iain Brown, Marie Fielding, James Graham, Mary Ann Kennedy, Calum MacCrimmon, Anna Massie, Linda MacLeod, Ian Smith, Iain Brown, Ishbel Campbell, Murdina MacLean, Bernard Smith, John C Campbell, Alastair Campbell, Anne Johnston, Finaly Johnston, Gordon Rowan, Kyle Rowan, Campell Brown, Daniel Gillespie, Angus MacPhail. Recorded during 2016 and 2017 at An Talla, Tiree, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Crois Geur Studio, Kilmoluaig, and the National Piping Centre, Glasgow.

Track titles: Chuir iad an t-suil a Pilot; Cumha do dh’Iain Domhnallach; ‘S e Tiriodh an t-eilean as biodhche; Marbhrann do Mhrs Noble; An tir iosal lurach; Cachaileith to Corrairigh; Oran nam priosanach; Lag nan Cruachan; Calum Salum’s salute to the seals; A Chaluim Bhig; Aisling cuimhn’; Oran nan grudairean; Bithibh aotrom; The ‘Sgirisdeach’ set; Tha mi fo churaim; Donald Campbell set; Mo chaol thar chaich.

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