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Leaving Barra

Leaving Barra

This set is part of the following collections:
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Leaving Barra with The Fair Maid of Barra:
Leaving Barra with Mull of the Cool High Bens:
Cailin Mo Ruin-Sa with Leaving Barra

Leaving Barra was composed by Michael MacKinnon, and it is possibly best known as a song sung by Calum Kennedy. My setting comes from the playing of Jimmy Shand.

The Fair Maid of Barra was written by John Campbell of Barra. I once read that the fair maid in question was Morag MacAulay (1911-1998), a Barra historian, storyteller and Gaelic singer.

I got Mull of the Cool High Bens from the playing of acordionist John Carmichael.




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