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The Blue Mountains and Other Gaelic Stories from Cape Breton : Na Beanntaichean Gorma Agus Sgeulachdan Eile à Ceap Breatainn.

Author/Creator:
Shaw, John.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007.
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Subjects:
Tales -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island.
Scots -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Folklore.
Scottish Gaelic language -- Dialects -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Texts.
Storytellers -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Biography.
Contes -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Cap-Breton, Île du.
Canadiens d''origine écossaise -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Cap-Breton, Île du -- Folklore.
Écossais (Langue) -- Dialectes -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Cap-Breton, Île du -- Textes.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
John Shaw has been documenting Cape Breton's Gaelic traditions since the 1960s. In The Blue Mountains and Other Gaelic Stories from Cape Breton he presents thirty tales recorded between 1964 and 1989. The collection includes popular tales such as The Dragon Slayer, hero-tales of Fionn Mac Cumhail and his warrior band, accounts of the famed carpenter Boban Saor, stories of robbers and thieves, comic tall tales, historical legends, and accounts of clan traditions brought over from the western Highlands.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART ONE. INTERNATIONAL TALES
1 Mac an Iasgair Mhóir
The Big Fisherman's Son
2 Am Fear a Fhuair Paidhir Bhròg an Asgaidh
The Man Who Got a Pair of Shoes for Free
3 Na Beanntaichean Gorma
The Blue Mountains
4 Sgeulachd nan Gillean Glasa
The Grey Lads
5 Am Fear a Chuir am Bàs 'sa Phoca
The Man Who Trapped Death in a Sack
6 Iain Òg Mac na Banndraich
Young Ian the Widow's Son
PART TWO. STORIES ABOUT ROBBERS AND THIEVES
7 Conall Ruadh nan Car
Red Conall of the Tricks
8 Sgeulachd a'Chòcaire Ruaidh
The Red Cook
9 Meàirleach Dugh a'Ghlinne
The Black Thief of the Glen
10 An Dithist Ghadaiche Ainmeil
The Two Famous Thieves
PART THREE: TALL TALES
11 Mar a Chaidh Aonghus Bàn a Shealgaireachd
Angus Bàn Goes Hunting
12 An Sagart Bàn 's an Sgadan
The White Priest and the Herring
13 An Cù Glic
The Wise Dog
14 Am Fear a Chaidh an Ceann a Ghearradh Dheth
The Decapitated Man
15 An t-Ugh Mór
The Big Egg
16 Pìos dhen Adhar
A Piece of the Sky
17 An t-Uircean Bàithte
The Drowned Piglet
PART FOUR. TALES OF THE FIANN
18 Oisein an Déidh na Féinneadh
Oisein, the Last of the Fiann
19 Fionn agus an Leac
Fionn and the Lintel-Stone
PART FIVE. HISTORICAL LEGENDS AND CLAN TRADITIONS
20 Raghnall mac Ailein Òig
Ranald Son of Young Allan
21 Mac 'ic Ailein agus an Gearran Ruadh
Clanranald and the Red Gelding
PART SIX. OTHER LEGENDS
22 Riley 's an Deamhan
Riley and The Devil
23 Caiptean Dubh Bhaile Chròic
The Black Captain from Baile Chròic
24 Cù Glas Mheòbail
The Grey Hound of Meoble
25 Am Fear a dh'Fhalbh Oidhche na Bainnse 's nach do Thill
The Man Who Went Out on the Night of the Wedding and Never Returned
26 Am Muileann Dubh
The Black Mill.
27 Cnàimh a'Sileadh Faladh
The Bleeding Bone
28 A'Cluich Chairtean leis an Donas
The Cardplayers and the Devil
PART SEVEN. TALES OF BOBAN SAOR
29 An Diachainn a Chuireadh air Boban Saor
How Boban Saor Was Put to the Test
30 Boban Saor a'Tadhal air a Mhac
Boban Saor Calls on his Son
The Reciters
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Shaw, John.
Other format:
Print version: Shaw, John The Blue Mountains and Other Gaelic Stories from Cape Breton
ISBN:
9780773560338
9780773532564
OCLC:
923232113