:: Title :: Interview with Donald John MacDonald about his imprisonment in a German prison camp, his poetry, and South Uist's natural beauty
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
MacDonald, Donald John [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Dr. MacLean
:: Location :: Daliburgh (South Uist), North-west (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Gaelic Scotland, Hebridean
:: Session :: Daliburgh III 6/51
:: Date :: 6/25/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3384.0, Track 5 (00:02:45)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A note inside the tape box for 3383 credits the songs sung by Duncan MacDonald, nephew of MacCuish, as being sung at the Daliburgh home of a Dr. MacLean on the 23rd, though there is no mention of this location in Lomax's journal. The date of 25 June is assumed from notes in that journal. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Donald John MacDonald (1919-1986), son of Duncan MacDonald and renowned Gaelic poet, discusses his time spent in a German prison camp and his return to South Uist, after which he became a crofter. He briefly mentions the poem he submitted to the 1948 Mod, which made him crowned bard, and he discusses South Uist's natural beauty. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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