Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist

By Margaret Fay Shaw

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This compendium of photographs, stories, traditions and songs is an introduction to the world of the Gael and a memorial to a world now largely disappeared. It presents the rich tapestry of Gaelic life and culture in the words of the people who lived in and through that culture.

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The fruits of a life's work, this marvellous compendium of photographs, stories, folklore and songs has been an established classic since its first publication in 1955. 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. Enriched by Margaret Fay Shaw's photography, Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist, is both an introduction to the life of the Gael and a fitting memorial to a world now largely disappeared. The material in the book was mostly collected between 1929 and 1935 during the author's stay in South Lochboisdale.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 13 Oct 2014
ISBN 9781780272559
Number of Pages 320

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