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TITLE
Sgeulachd Oisein (Ossian's Story) (2 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_ESSIE_STEWART_OISEAN_02
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Essie Stewart
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1195
KEYWORDS
supernatural
legends
audio
folklore
stories

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Ossian was a legendary Irish hero. He was the son of Fionn mac Cumhail, leader of an elite volunteer corps of warriors and huntsmen who were also skilled in poetry. Ossian was regarded as the greatest poet in Ireland and is the narrator of much of the Ossianic or Fenian Cycle of Irish literature. Although originally set in Ireland, the warrior band's heroic deeds became popular themes of ballads which circulated Gaelic Scotland during the medieval period.

In this audio extract, Essie Stewart tells the story of Ossian, in Gaelic. (Part 2)

[transcription to follow soon]

Essie Stewart is a traditional storyteller from Sutherland and one of the last people to have taken part in the traditional 'Summer Walking' of the travelling families. She is the grand-daughter of Ailidh Dall Stewart (1882-1968), one of the greatest Gaelic storytellers. Essie tells her stories in both English and Gaelic.

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Sgeulachd Oisein (Ossian's Story) (2 of 3)

2000s

supernatural; legends; audio; folklore; stories;

Am Baile

Essie Stewart: Ossian's Story

Ossian was a legendary Irish hero. He was the son of Fionn mac Cumhail, leader of an elite volunteer corps of warriors and huntsmen who were also skilled in poetry. Ossian was regarded as the greatest poet in Ireland and is the narrator of much of the Ossianic or Fenian Cycle of Irish literature. Although originally set in Ireland, the warrior band's heroic deeds became popular themes of ballads which circulated Gaelic Scotland during the medieval period.<br /> <br /> In this audio extract, Essie Stewart tells the story of Ossian, in Gaelic. (Part 2)<br /> <br /> [transcription to follow soon]<br /> <br /> Essie Stewart is a traditional storyteller from Sutherland and one of the last people to have taken part in the traditional 'Summer Walking' of the travelling families. She is the grand-daughter of Ailidh Dall Stewart (1882-1968), one of the greatest Gaelic storytellers. Essie tells her stories in both English and Gaelic.