Hi is it possible to get the english words for this song also where can I
get the CD
love this I do love Gaelic
Pleasant pictures and music! :)))
My father, Seamus Macchoinnich (James Mackenzie) was born in Urgha,
Tarbert, Harris and wrote this song for my mother after meeting her in Uig,
Lewis. He later went on to be the Bard at the Perth Mod in1963.
@Sabia1609 Aha ! :-) - I knew there had to be a rational explanation. Sabia
is an unusual name - but nice too :-)
What does the overlying text "isleornsay2" at the end mean, as opposed to
@3ilidhDee Thanks - I think you might be an Eilidh in real life :-)
@mandolinda6 Thanks :-)
I am having this played on the organ as I walk down the aisle in two week's
time! Sounds lovely on the organ. Had the sheet music when I was a wee
girl, but it went missing. No idea where it is :( The lyrics are perfect
too in their English translation!
@UISTMAN59 haa..this is my sisters channel :L
Please correct me if anyone has positive info re. this song but I
understood that this was composed for an Eilidh from Caolas Scalpaidh,
Harris. A woman I knew and who ended her days in Leverburgh. No, she did
not marry her poetic suitor but she and her husband lived to a happy old
age. Pretty old woman as I recall.
@beatlesbugmcsporran I'm glad your first name isn't beatlesbugmcsporran :-)
nice tune my friend , where 's the pics from , some could have been Canada
, wherever it was wouldn,t mind being there for a while --trich .
nice song :)
@Sabia1609 It's a lovely name and is derived from the name Helen, which of
course has many variations, but if your name is Eilidh why do you write on
your channel that your name is Sabia :-) ?
Lovely gaelic song but i wonder if you can upload any of the group flair's
songs thank you very much.
I have cousins Down Under too. Fourth cousins :)
Great stuff! George
@wellie10 Aye, there's only 28 Gaelic songs on my channel , not counting
the Irish gaelic ones.
I know the question I am going to ask is not related to Donnie Large but
has anyone idea of anywhere I can get some of Willie John McAuleys songs
all my tapes have snapped Thank you
My BFF is gaelic. Curious to see what would turn up if I typed her name
into you tube and up popped this!
@HighlandHorseman John M. Bannerman (Lord Bannerman of Kildonan) composed
the tune and provided the English translation for 'Eilidh' and the music
and lyrics was originally published by Bayley and Ferguson, the sheet music
cost three shillings but I don''t know how much it would cost now. :-)
Great song but amazing singer one of the best, my daughter is also called
Eilidh and the Englsh find it quite hard to pronounce. Be geat to see more
songs in Gaelic on here
Do you know where I can find the English lyrics for this song?
I too would appreciate access to the recorded legacy of this wonderful
singer and even more wonderful man. I had the great privilege of knowing
him and listening to his wonderful voice on very many ocassions.