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Thursday 27 October 2011

Bha guth sònraichte aig Somhairle MacGill-Eain, guth nach dìochuimhnicheadh duine a bha na èisteachd is e ag aithris bàrdachd. Cò às a thàinig an guth sin? A bheil e fìor, mar a thuirt aon neach-sgrùdaidh, gu robh "eachdraidh iomlan a dhaoine" ann an guth Mhic Gill-Eain? Tha Pàdraig MacAoidh air a bhith ag èisteachd agus a' rannsachadh.
Listening to Sorley MacLean's strong, rhythmical voice recite his poetry was a special experience. Was that voice unique to MacLean or did it contain, as one critic said, ''the entire history of his people''? Peter Mackay investigates.

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