Ceòl, bàrdachd & òrain/ Music, poetry & song: Oisean agus sgeulachdan eile / Ossian and other stories, Griogair Labhruidh:
Griogair Labhruidh is a Gaelic singer, musician, performer, crofter and researcher from North Ballachulish. He has recently started work on developing Àros na Fèinn, a centre for the Indigenous language, land practices and culture of the Highlands in the North Argyll and Nether Lochaber region. Read more
In this hour, Griogair shares some thoughts, stories and songs on Highland Gaelic culture. He begins by discussing the effects of what came to be known as the 'Ossianic controversy.' He is referring here to the translations of ancient poetry by James MacPherson, first published in 1760. Here he tells the legend of how Ossian, or Oisean - the son of Fionn MacCumhail - got his name.
This performance was recorded at the High LAND/FEARANN event on Sat 9 June. With thanks to Ben Hesling for the recording.