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TITLE
'Stòras Uibhist' (Uist's Store)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_ANGUS_PETER_CAMPBELL_03
DATE OF RECORDING
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Angus Peter Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1257
KEYWORDS
audio
poem
poems
literary landscapes

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'Stòras Uibhist' (Uist's Store) was written by Angus Peter Campbell. It is read here by the author.

(Rannan beag a sgrìobh mi do mhuinntir Uibhist aig Ceòlas 2006, nuair a dh'iarr Iain Dòmhnallach (Gleann Ùig) pìos bàrdachd orm mu Thilleadh an Fhearainn.)

(A little verse I wrote for the people of Uist at Ceòlas 2006, when Iain MacDonald (Glenuig) asked me for a bit of poetry about the Return of the Land.)

Uibhist chùbhraidh nan dàn,
Èist le bàrdachd ar bilean,
Tha ar saorsa air fàir',
Tha ar machraichean leinne.
A' Bheinn Mhòr tha cho àrd
Na samhla a-nise
Gum buin i dhan àit',
'S an t-àite dhuinn uile -
He-hò-rò, abair là,
Tha ar stòras air tighinn!

Chan e stòras an àit'
Dìreach machraichean Uibhist;
Chan e'n stòras as àird'
An rud a chì sùil san innis -
Chan e 'n talamh a-mhàin
A shealbhaich sibh uile
Ach eachdraidh is òrain
Is bàrdachd nam buillean -
He-hò-rò, abair là,
Tha ar stòras air tighinn!

Bha àm ann, a chàirdean,
Nuair a bhuineadh e uile
Do Lady Chathcart
Agus Iain Gòrdan à Cluny;
'S bha àm ann na b' fhèarr,
Fo Chlann Raghnaill nam filidh,
Ach thàinig fuadach is fòirneart
Is bodhdainn is milleadh -
He-hò-rò, abair là,
Tha ar stòras air tighinn!

Ach than linn ùr air fàire,
'S tha mhadainn air tighinn,
'S ann dhuibhse a-nist
A bhuineas Uibhist nam Filidh:
Dèanaibh dàn dheth, is òran,
Is pìobaireachd cuideachd -
Dèanaibh danns' dheth, is ùrnaigh:
Mo mhìle beannachd air Uibhist!


Angus Peter Campbell was born at a crossroads in 1952 at the T-junction where South Boisdale meets the main drag north to south between Daliburgh and Ludag. He may have first taken breath in Daliburgh Hospital under the careful eye of Dr Alasdair Maclean, in which case he had a more literary introduction to humanity than most of us, but he cannot be sure. He 'emigrated' to Oban to attend secondary school and developed a keen interest in literature with the encouragement of his English teacher, Iain Crichton Smith.

After attending Edinburgh University he took up a career in journalism. He has written for the West Highland Free Press and has also worked for Grampian Television and the BBC. He took up tenure of Sgriobhaichde at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 1990, and published his first collection of verse in 1992. He lectured at SMO until 2000, producing more poetry and children's novels. In 2001 he was awarded the Mod's Bardic crown, followed by the Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellowship in 2003. In 2007 he starred in 'Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle', the first contemporary Gaelic feature film.

Angus Peter is a storyteller in the Gaelic tradition, being both entertaining and poetic. He has been greatly influenced by his birthplace and the landscape in which he grew up, following in the tradition of another great Gaelic poet, Sorley Maclean.

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'Stòras Uibhist' (Uist's Store)

2000s

audio; poem; poems; literary landscapes

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Angus Peter Campbell

'Stòras Uibhist' (Uist's Store) was written by Angus Peter Campbell. It is read here by the author.<br /> <br /> (Rannan beag a sgrìobh mi do mhuinntir Uibhist aig Ceòlas 2006, nuair a dh'iarr Iain Dòmhnallach (Gleann Ùig) pìos bàrdachd orm mu Thilleadh an Fhearainn.)<br /> <br /> (A little verse I wrote for the people of Uist at Ceòlas 2006, when Iain MacDonald (Glenuig) asked me for a bit of poetry about the Return of the Land.)<br /> <br /> Uibhist chùbhraidh nan dàn,<br /> Èist le bàrdachd ar bilean,<br /> Tha ar saorsa air fàir',<br /> Tha ar machraichean leinne.<br /> A' Bheinn Mhòr tha cho àrd<br /> Na samhla a-nise<br /> Gum buin i dhan àit',<br /> 'S an t-àite dhuinn uile -<br /> He-hò-rò, abair là,<br /> Tha ar stòras air tighinn!<br /> <br /> Chan e stòras an àit'<br /> Dìreach machraichean Uibhist;<br /> Chan e'n stòras as àird'<br /> An rud a chì sùil san innis -<br /> Chan e 'n talamh a-mhàin<br /> A shealbhaich sibh uile<br /> Ach eachdraidh is òrain<br /> Is bàrdachd nam buillean - <br /> He-hò-rò, abair là,<br /> Tha ar stòras air tighinn!<br /> <br /> Bha àm ann, a chàirdean,<br /> Nuair a bhuineadh e uile<br /> Do Lady Chathcart<br /> Agus Iain Gòrdan à Cluny;<br /> 'S bha àm ann na b' fhèarr,<br /> Fo Chlann Raghnaill nam filidh,<br /> Ach thàinig fuadach is fòirneart<br /> Is bodhdainn is milleadh - <br /> He-hò-rò, abair là,<br /> Tha ar stòras air tighinn!<br /> <br /> Ach than linn ùr air fàire,<br /> 'S tha mhadainn air tighinn,<br /> 'S ann dhuibhse a-nist<br /> A bhuineas Uibhist nam Filidh:<br /> Dèanaibh dàn dheth, is òran,<br /> Is pìobaireachd cuideachd - <br /> Dèanaibh danns' dheth, is ùrnaigh:<br /> Mo mhìle beannachd air Uibhist!<br /> <br /> <br /> Angus Peter Campbell was born at a crossroads in 1952 at the T-junction where South Boisdale meets the main drag north to south between Daliburgh and Ludag. He may have first taken breath in Daliburgh Hospital under the careful eye of Dr Alasdair Maclean, in which case he had a more literary introduction to humanity than most of us, but he cannot be sure. He 'emigrated' to Oban to attend secondary school and developed a keen interest in literature with the encouragement of his English teacher, Iain Crichton Smith. <br /> <br /> After attending Edinburgh University he took up a career in journalism. He has written for the West Highland Free Press and has also worked for Grampian Television and the BBC. He took up tenure of Sgriobhaichde at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 1990, and published his first collection of verse in 1992. He lectured at SMO until 2000, producing more poetry and children's novels. In 2001 he was awarded the Mod's Bardic crown, followed by the Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellowship in 2003. In 2007 he starred in 'Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle', the first contemporary Gaelic feature film.<br /> <br /> Angus Peter is a storyteller in the Gaelic tradition, being both entertaining and poetic. He has been greatly influenced by his birthplace and the landscape in which he grew up, following in the tradition of another great Gaelic poet, Sorley Maclean.