Item GSM16 - An Eriskay Love Lilt

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An Eriskay Love Lilt

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Songs of the Hebrides

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Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and Kenneth MacLeod

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  • 1908 (Publication)
    London (U.K.)

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1 pamphlet ; 6 p. of textual records.

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Item is a song including piano accompaniment.

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  • English
  • Scottish Gaelic

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Kenneth MacLeod composed the last three verses.

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Marjory Kennedy -Fraser's songs could be purchased individually or as a collection in a book.

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Marjory Kennedy-Fraser (1857-1930) was a music teacher and folklorist who collected in the Western Isles. This song was collected from Mary MacInnes of Eriskay. In keeping with the trend of the time, Kennedy-Fraser liked to put piano accompaniment to her published songs.

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Also included is a copy of the same song with English translation and sol-fa notation.

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