Brìgh an Òrain - A Story in Every Song
Lauchie MacLellan was one of the twenty century’s outstanding singers and storytellers. Although he was from Nova Scotia and the fourth generation of his family in Canada, his family had originally come from Scotland and brought many of the songs and stories that Lauchie told with them across the sea. This remarkable book provides transcriptions of 48 of his songs and 9 stories along with English translation and written music for the songs. There also is a short biography included. As well as the songs and stories, and in some ways more importantly, this book takes a look at the oral tradition which was such an important part of the Gaels’ lives, puts the songs and stories into context and tries to explain the importance of tradition bearers in Gaelic society.