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29 October 2014

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Interviewee Alasdair Campbell

Born: 27 May 1941

Lives: Ness, Isle of Lewis

Time lived in area: 5 to 10 years

Occupation: Writer

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Alasdair describes a relative's wonder after attending the concert, which he said was like going to a fairy's palace for the night.

Language of interview: Gaelic

Duration: 00:36 (mins/secs)

About the interview

The participants were asked to describe how they spoke in their own words.

How do you describe your accent: "Island."

Have there been other influences on the way you speak: Not Given

Do you have skills in languages other than English?: Yes

Other languages: Gaelic

About this interview
ALASDAIR: "Am Puilean" (nickname) whose photograph is on the wall over there...the first concert he attended in Ness...Donald Craisg, our great uncle was performing there, and our neighbour "Fox", Iain Alasdair. And "Am Puilean's" description of that night and how he enjoyed it was- that it was for him as if he was in the palace of the fairy - that's how he put's in his book, "that night for me was like a fairy's palace", that's beautiful isn't it?
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