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Folklore and Folk Songs of South Uist

Folklore and Folk Songs Of South Uist

Even today, the range and depth of its scholarship it encompasses has never been surpassed. It is a wonderful evocation of the vibrant life and history of South Uist and the Gaelic world in which it played so important a part. Full of traditional prayers, proverbs, medicinal cures, anecdotes, recipes and folklore, it presents, as no other book does, the rich tapestry of Gaelic culture in the words of the people who lived in and through that culture.. Folk-songs and Folklore of South Uist.

 

Old South Uist: With Eriskay and Benbecula Old South Uist with Erisksay and Benbecula. Bill Innes, originally a native of the island, presents a delightful collection of photographs of life as it was on South Uist and this is every bit a book about people as it is about place. The author's own wonderful photos from the 1950s and 60s are augmented by images from the Margaret Fay Shaw collection, Kildonan Museum and other sources and many previously unseen images are included. Among the subjects featured are the old car ferry which ran until 2001, the Pollachar Inn, Walter Blaikie, the author(!), seaweed collection, the caschroom, Ian Campbell, Donald MacDonald, the Bute hospital, Daliburgh, Roderick MacDonald (Ruraidh Posta), emigrants leaving in 1923, Angus Maclellan and Donald Macintyre, Ormiclate, Howmore School, Flora Johnstone's seashell-covered cottage in Eochar, the 1936 cattle show. the Creagorry Inn, Benbecula Aerodrome and more.

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