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Diciadain, 22/Aug/2012

Rowing From Islay to Uist

Islay Music in stencil

The Lagavulin fundraisers rowed all the way from Mull to Islay, unfortunately the Islay Pillage series is now complete, otherwise they might be able to use this song for inspiration. It's a quite old tune, but I've only come across it yesterday:

From what I gather it was first published in “Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and the Isles” back in 1815 by Captain Simon Fraser. The Gaelic name (hoping I've found the correct spelling) seems to be “Eadar Il' A's Uist”.

In any case, rowing all the way from Islay to Uist is quite a distance. But then again, people row across the Atlantic for charity these days…

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