Donald MacRae, the Lewis -born legend of Glasgow’s Park Bar, sings a Uist song, followed by an instrumental version by the Clyde Valley Stompers, a band that has never been heard at the Mod! Hope you like it! 🙂

25 Responses to “Uist Tramping Song : Null Do Dh’ Uibhist.”

  • Flora Macdonald:

    I remember singing this song as I and my sister walked home from school in Harris. Kept the spirits up summer and winter. Tapadh leat, from the Land of Oz.

  • bb3ca201:

    Dhomh-sa tha an t-òran (mar a sheinn ar Dòmhnaill) nas bòidhche na am fear jazzy…ach sin mar a th’ann co-dhiu 🙂

  • Bloodmoon17:

    Thank you very much.

  • UISTMAN59:

    I may do at somepoint but right now I’m trying to rebuild my music collection from various dvds and cds as I wiped a hard disk with a lot of stuff on it just the other day.

  • Bloodmoon17:

    Hello, there! I have a request, if you’d be so kind…I would completely understand if you just didn’t have the time, or just didn’t feel like it, but I was wondering if you could possibly upload a cut version of this video? I am not a great fan of jazz, exactly. xD If you cannot, is there at least a way to make the video play to a certain point and cut off automatically? Much appreciation. I’ll subscribe, should you at least get back to me on anything, regardless of the answer.

  • ninodelbayble:

    Bha sinn uamhasach fhein math,agus gu haraid na seann dheilbh.nuair a bha gaidheil na gaidheil ach dhalbh sinn agus thanaig seo.moran taing.

  • UISTMAN59:

    No, that’s Loch Corrodale. east of Ben Corrodale.

  • teery59:

    Is that a flood of some sort at 2:18?

  • robsargent4:

    I wouldn’t have minded the transition at all if I knew it was going to happen, but unfortunately I hadn’t read the notes, so I didn’t expect it. That’s why I got the slight shock. Your video-making skills are sound and the choice of music is great.

  • UISTMAN59:

    It was as gentle as I could make it but I’ll never get a career on a professional mixing desk 🙁

    Glad you liked the jazz though 🙂

  • robsargent4:

    The transition from the more traditional-sounding version to the jazz version was fairly abrupt – it gave me a right shock, I can tell you, seeing as I hadn’t read the details! After I got over the sudden change, I have to say I liked the instrumental just as much as Donald MacRae’s singing. Unexpected certainly isn’t always bad!

  • goinghomesomeday1:

    @UISTMAN59

    Ooops! I never had a look at the notes. I was so engrossed in the tune, the singing and the images that I went straight for “question-time” with unbridled enthuseasim!! :-}

    Regards

    G

  • UISTMAN59:

    As per the notes , it is played by the Clyde Valley Stompers. I remeber the Kenny BAll band from the seventies butthis is definitely not them 🙂

  • goinghomesomeday1:

    Hello UISTMAN59 and good day from County Clare.

    Thanks for such a wonderful foot-tappin video. By any stretch of the imagination is the piece of jazz towards the end played by Kenny Ball and his band!

    Tapadh leatsa, mo charaid
    Gearoid

  • bb3ca201:

    You can really hear the Lewis pronounciations in the song! Wow…and the arrangement at the end is great!

    Tapadh leatsa, mo charaid!

  • UISTMAN59:

    You are most welcome! I see what you did with my name there 🙂 Glad you liked the other versions too 🙂

  • proustonabike:

    @UIBHISTMAN59: thank you!

  • UISTMAN59:

    “Uibhist” is the Gaelic name for “Uist” and since you presumably don’t speak Gaelic it may be best for you to listen to get the gist of the song from English versions such as “Kenneth McKellar – Uist Tramping Song ” or the Corrie Folk Trio /watch?v=aTrmIJiXS9U or /watch?v=arwZ-LOZx_c

  • proustonabike:

    I love the song; it’s so jaunty. Could you please post the lyrics, or explain what uibhist is? Thanks!

  • UISTMAN59:

    You are most welcome.corrie121. 🙂

  • UISTMAN59:

    Glad you liked it, Lindsay. Some of these photos are my own, the rest have been “borrowed” . :-)

  • LindsayCurran:

    Just played it over again, Iain – oh, the music and those pictures! What a feast for eyes and soul! Like it -? – I love it!

  • Corrie121:

    Great post. Love the song, the singing and the Jazz music.
    I seem to have followed in your footsteps. I often visited the Park bar: have worked in the Uists, and been to Donegal. It’s like a second home to me too!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • UISTMAN59:

    May you live to see your wish granted 🙂

    Iain

  • Erkele:

    Yes it was me. I love this song and the Gaelic language. I wish I see Highland myself In this life. Thanks = Kiitos.  – E

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