This page brings together Magaidh Smith’s recordings of traditional stories and local Lewis dramas. In the links columns you can click on the “Soundcloud” link to go directly to the recording. The “Clilstore” link will take you to a wordlinked transcript (with thanks to Pàdruig Moireach for the proofreading).
Stories from local tradition
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|’S daor a cheannaich mi fiadhachd||MacAulay men at Loch Langabhat and the landmark Clach Bhess|
|An t-Seann Fhiadh||Deer hunting at Loch Langabhat on the border of Lewis and Harris in days gone by. Who was the wee wizen man?|
|Fir Mhealastaidh||Mealista men who went to gather a cargo of wood for roof timbers. A love story and what is extant of a dream song.|
|Sabaid Mhòr Wick||Circa 1870 when the herring fishing was booming a large number of fishing boats were in Wick Harbour when a fight broke out. This account includes details of men from Lochs who were in the fracas.|
|Iseabail Nighean Dhòmhaill Bàn||The love Story of Ishbal nighean Dhomhnaill Ban an t-Struim who herded the cattle in Uig and Calum MacAmhlaigh from Harris.|