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JMB BS: Excellent Highland Clearances discussion (93* d) RE: BS: Excellent Highland Clearances discussion 20 Mar 18


Speaking of Sutherland, that region was one of the hardest hit regions of the Clearances, and to this day, the population has never recovered. In Duthaich Mhic Aoidh (MacKay Country), it tells of Patrick Sellar and the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland clearing the area and making room for sheep.. The song speaks as if on the passing away of Sellar. The song starts as My curse upon the great sheep, and also refers to Iutharna, an ancient Gaidhlig term for He'll, and the preference of consorting with Judas rather than Sellar. It is performed by the magnificent Kathleen Nic Aoghnais.


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