Maclellan, Lauchie

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Maclellan, Lauchie

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  • Lauchie Dan N.
  • Lachlainn mac Dhomhnaill Nill 'ic 'Illeasbuig 'ic Fhearchair 'ac Fhearchair 'ac Neill

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Nov. 19, 1910 -

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Lauchie MacLellan or "Lauchie Dan N." was a well known Gaelic tradition bearer and singer born and raised in the Dunvegan area of Inverness County, Cape Breton. A number of his songs and stories were collected by John Shaw, among others, and appear in the book 'Brigh an Orain; A Story in Every Song: The Stories and Songs of Lauchie MacLellan.' Aside from working his farm, MacLellan worked as a carpenter, as did his father and brothers. He was a skilled singer, learning his songs 'from knee to knee' from local singers and composers in his area.

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