Morrison, James R.

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Morrison, James R.

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  • Seumas Ruairidh Òig Choinnich Bhàin

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1883-1975

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James R. Morrison (Seumas Ruairidh Òig Choinnich Bhàin) was born in Framboise Intervale in 1883. His father Roderick Morrison had immigrated from Berneray, Harris in the 1840s. His mother, Jane Strachan was born in Framboise to immigrants who also hailed from Berneray. By his own admission, James was fond of travelling and he left Framboise for Boston at the age of seventeen. From there went to work in the copper mines of British Columbia. At the request of his parents, he returned to Framboise where he met and married Loch Lomond native Effie Morrison. James operated a store in Framboise for many years and continued to do odd jobs in the community following his retirement at the age of 80. He passed away in 1975 at the age of 92. On his tombstone the words “Gaelic Singer” can be read beneath his name.
James R. Morrison was the nephew of renowned bard Murdoch Morrison, author of Òrain Fuinn is Cladaich”. James R.’s compositions do not appear to have been published.

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