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Leaving Barra/The Fair Maid of Barra

Leaving Barra

This set is part of the following collections:

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.

Leaving Barra is also available in other sets, with with Cailin Mo Ruin Sa, with The Mist Covered Mountains of Home.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |