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TIOTAL
An 'Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire' à Sgìre Mhoireibh' (4 de 6)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_JOHNMACDONALD_04
ÀITE
Inbhir Nis
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath
LINN
1980an
CRUTHADAIR
John MacDonald
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2057
KEYWORDS
òrain
canntaireachd
soirceasan
claistinneach

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B' e òranaiche, feadalaiche, seinneadair phort-a-beul agus cluicheadair meiliòidian a bh'ann an Iain Dòmhnallach nach maireann, à Baile nan Gamhna ann an Eilginn. Bha e air ainmeachadh mar 'Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire'.

A bharrachd, bho na 1940an gu na 1980an, bha e na neach-naidheachd airson "World's Fair", pàipear-naidheachd seachdaineach airson gnìomhachas an t-siorcais agus nam fèilltean. A' sgrìobhadh fon ainm-phinn "WellWisher", bha e ag aithris air tachartasan agus leasachaidhean ann an Alba ann an colbh fon tiotal "Notes from Scotia".

Bhiodh Iain a'dèanamh phupaidean cuideachd agus a'cur air chois chuirmean-cluiche do chloinn. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Iain air àrd-ùrlar a'dibhearsain le grunn chloinne ann an Taigh-tasgaidh agus Gailearaidh Ealan Inbhir Nis. Tha Uilleam Mac na Ceàrdaich a'faighneachd dha Iain ciamar a thòisich e na dhreuchd mar fhèistear.

Interviewer: This to me is a wonderful, wonderful thing you've been doing for the children and - Tell me, how did you get involved with all this, John?

John: Well, it goes back a long way. I - Where I was born and brought up on the Dava Moors - if ye know where that is?

Interviewer: Very much so

Well, there's no shows or entertainments of any kind, but Ah jist cam to it an Ah wis a born entertainer seemingly, an Ah run away fae the school an wauked to see Bronco Bill's Great Wild West Circus when Ah wis a boy of ten year old. Ah wauked the fourteen miles from Dava to Forres to see it an the fourteen miles back afterwards. An Ah met old Bronco Bill himsel an he shook hands wi me, an when he heard hoo far Ah wauked - Ah wis barefoot, Ah'd only a shillin - ninepence to get in and thruppence for somethin to eat - he says, 'There's an extra sixpence tae ye'. An that wis money in those days, ye know? That wis before the first World War an ever since that, Ah wis a great circus lover, ye know? Ah think it's the greatest entertainment in the world - the real tented circus. But I couldnae - never had money for that, ye see, so I met Duncan Morrison - ye mind the doctor, Duncan Morrison with the puppets - an he showed me how to work the puppets. He said, 'Johnny man, you could make a puppet circus. And that would be - entertain the bairns an ye could carry it in a case'. An Mary, my wife, went with me but she never did anything but she attended the children - kept them in order an took their collection. An we gave the collection - after we'd paid wur expenses - to the blind homes an the Highland Orphanage an Aberlour Orphanage, an as much as we could to them all. Been doin it all wur lives.

Interview: Well, it's really wonderful. So, you'd say from your younger days the circus influenced you on all the little things you have here?

Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye. An when Ah was young, Ah used to walk a tightrope at home. A wonder I never struck maself. Ah used to wauk the top o a fence for a mile.

Interviewer: Bit of a trapeze artist too?

Yes, Ah did the trapeze, aye. Ah hid a trapeze fixed up on a tree, an Ah did the trapeze, an horse riding. Ah tried that, but it kicked an butted me, the horse, so that stopped me wi that

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An 'Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire' à Sgìre Mhoireibh' (4 de 6)

INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath

1980an

òrain; canntaireachd; soirceasan; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire

B' e òranaiche, feadalaiche, seinneadair phort-a-beul agus cluicheadair meiliòidian a bh'ann an Iain Dòmhnallach nach maireann, à Baile nan Gamhna ann an Eilginn. Bha e air ainmeachadh mar 'Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire'. <br /> <br /> A bharrachd, bho na 1940an gu na 1980an, bha e na neach-naidheachd airson "World's Fair", pàipear-naidheachd seachdaineach airson gnìomhachas an t-siorcais agus nam fèilltean. A' sgrìobhadh fon ainm-phinn "WellWisher", bha e ag aithris air tachartasan agus leasachaidhean ann an Alba ann an colbh fon tiotal "Notes from Scotia".<br /> <br /> Bhiodh Iain a'dèanamh phupaidean cuideachd agus a'cur air chois chuirmean-cluiche do chloinn. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Iain air àrd-ùrlar a'dibhearsain le grunn chloinne ann an Taigh-tasgaidh agus Gailearaidh Ealan Inbhir Nis. Tha Uilleam Mac na Ceàrdaich a'faighneachd dha Iain ciamar a thòisich e na dhreuchd mar fhèistear.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: This to me is a wonderful, wonderful thing you've been doing for the children and - Tell me, how did you get involved with all this, John?<br /> <br /> John: Well, it goes back a long way. I - Where I was born and brought up on the Dava Moors - if ye know where that is?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Very much so<br /> <br /> Well, there's no shows or entertainments of any kind, but Ah jist cam to it an Ah wis a born entertainer seemingly, an Ah run away fae the school an wauked to see Bronco Bill's Great Wild West Circus when Ah wis a boy of ten year old. Ah wauked the fourteen miles from Dava to Forres to see it an the fourteen miles back afterwards. An Ah met old Bronco Bill himsel an he shook hands wi me, an when he heard hoo far Ah wauked - Ah wis barefoot, Ah'd only a shillin - ninepence to get in and thruppence for somethin to eat - he says, 'There's an extra sixpence tae ye'. An that wis money in those days, ye know? That wis before the first World War an ever since that, Ah wis a great circus lover, ye know? Ah think it's the greatest entertainment in the world - the real tented circus. But I couldnae - never had money for that, ye see, so I met Duncan Morrison - ye mind the doctor, Duncan Morrison with the puppets - an he showed me how to work the puppets. He said, 'Johnny man, you could make a puppet circus. And that would be - entertain the bairns an ye could carry it in a case'. An Mary, my wife, went with me but she never did anything but she attended the children - kept them in order an took their collection. An we gave the collection - after we'd paid wur expenses - to the blind homes an the Highland Orphanage an Aberlour Orphanage, an as much as we could to them all. Been doin it all wur lives. <br /> <br /> Interview: Well, it's really wonderful. So, you'd say from your younger days the circus influenced you on all the little things you have here?<br /> <br /> Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye. An when Ah was young, Ah used to walk a tightrope at home. A wonder I never struck maself. Ah used to wauk the top o a fence for a mile.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Bit of a trapeze artist too?<br /> <br /> Yes, Ah did the trapeze, aye. Ah hid a trapeze fixed up on a tree, an Ah did the trapeze, an horse riding. Ah tried that, but it kicked an butted me, the horse, so that stopped me wi that<br /> <br /> Ìomhaigh - Elvis Payne. Tha an obair seo air a ceadachadh leis an Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.