Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist


by Margaret Fay Shaw


Paperback: 309 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 1999 (new edit. 2014)

Language: Gaelic, English

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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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Dimensions 18.7 × 3.1 × 24.4 cm

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