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Thread #8189   Message #2397054
Posted By: Big Tim
24-Jul-08 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kishmules Galley? / Kishmul's Galley
Subject: RE: factory girls and Kishmules Galley lost lyric
MKF's 'Songs of the Hebrides' was reprinted in 2002, by West Port Books, Edinburgh. Can't remember the price, but not too expensive.

Her autobiography (which I bought on Barra) is called 'A Life of Song' (1929, reprinted 2007) - a fascinating read.

The Aberdeen soprano Lisa Milne sings 34 of the songs on her CD 'Land of Heart's Desire'. Kishmul is of course included.

MKF is not everyone's favourite collector. Hamish Henderson called her work 'vapid moonshine'. Anne Lorne Gilles called it 'Songs of the Hybrids' ! I think Kishmul in an exception, retaining much of the splendour of the original.

My favourite version is that of Alex Campbell.