Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist by Margaret Fay Shaw (Paperback, 2014)

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First published in 1955, this classic compendium of Hebridean folklore contains material collected by the author between 1929 and 1935, when she was staying in South Lochboisdale. Her evocative photographs document the life of this small community of crofter-fishermen, complementing the lyrics and melodies of more than 100 folk songs and the stories, prayers and proverbs that were passed on through the local oral tradition. Texts are in Gaelic with English translations.
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