:: Title :: Interview with Mary Gillies about her mother's songs and wool work
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Gillies, Mary [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Mary Gillies
:: Location :: Garrygall, Castlebay (Barra), North-west (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Gaelic Scotland, Hebridean
:: Session :: Garrygall 6/51
:: Date :: 6/26-6/27, 1951
:: Reference Information :: T3395.0, Track 5 (00:03:30)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Stories and songs by lobster fisherman Neil Gillies and his sister Mary Gillies, Lomax's hostess in Barra. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Mary Gillies discusses her mother's wool work, the songs she sang, and lullabies. "The only thing that I'm sorry for is that I didn't learn them better than what I did." Gillies says that she never married so she could stay with her mother, and she's never wanted for anything.
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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