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Cuimhneachain neach-taisbeanaidh - teaghlaichean siubhail
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_WILLHAY_08
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Will Hay
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2289
KEYWORDS
luchd-taisbeanaidh
càrnabhailean
soirceasan
fèilltean-spòrs
pupaidean
fèilltean phupaidean
raointean fèille
claistinneach

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B'e neach-taisbeanaidh às a'cheann a tuath agus pupaidear Punch agus Judy a bh'ann an Uilleam Hay. Bha e bho theaghlach fhèistearan siubhail; thòisich a shìn-seanair, Iain Moireasdan, ann an soirceas Pindar nuair a bha an soirceas air chuairt ann an Cataibh agus bhiodh a sheanair, Uilleam Donnchadh Moireasdan, agus bràthair athar, Donnchadh Moireasadan, a'taisbeanadh chuirmean-cluiche Punch agus Judy ann an Inbhir Nis agus mu chuairt. Bha na Moireasdanaich ainmeil cuideachd airson an sgilean a thaobh a bhith a'seatadh chnàmhan.

Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Uilleam a'cuimhneachadh air na soircasan a bha air an cumail a-muigh agus air cuid de na teaghlaichean siubhail.

I mind maself of the open air circus. I mind maself, that. Ma grandfather used to take us out, round Cawdor, Croy an all these places, an Tomatin. Three days. We travelled as much miles wi the horses in those days as what they're doin with the modern lorries. The only thing is, we only stayed two days in a place, maybe three. Now they're stayin a month, ye know? An they're going a long jour-, a hundred miles. Well, we would do their hundred miles but we'd maybe take about twenty, thirty places in where they're only taking one. But I mind o it masel cause we used to do acrobats, an them tumblin an that, but I wasn't long on the open air circus maself, actually. I just, more or less remember the phasing out of it, ye know, an hearing the tales aboot it. Aye, we went - We - Once the open air circus was finished that was the circus side finished altogether. Then they went on to the side stuff, as we call it, an stayed on the side stuff.

But they have what they call the rides. The rides is the machines. An the lessee, that was ma grandfather, he used to take a ground. An there was ma Uncle Jimmy Veitch; there was the Hays, that was us; an there was the Lovats, an they went south an stayed south; an there was ma Uncle George Veitch, that's a brother of ma Uncle Jimmy Veitch; and (who the blazes was the other ones?). There was various ones; there was Hertschers. Oh that's right, the Hertschers. Now the Hertschers pulled out an they went north because they weren't in the Showmen's Guild an they couldn't get onto some of the grounds, cause the man that took the ground had to be a guild member, ye see? Now, he wouldn't lettin anybody else in, unless they were guild member, so the Hertschers stayed north of Fort William. They used to do Fort William, a lot o them places, an they used to go right up the north. We all went to the north, but all the north grounds was private grounds. Ye could go to the farmer or the council an ye could rent the ground. Well, nowadays the council doesn't rent the ground out to you or me an anybody else, he rents it out to one man now; an that man nears always a guild member. An Hertschers was never in the guild because it was no use to them. They didnae need it. Cause up there they didnae need the guild an they were doing well withoot the guild ,so they never bothered joinin the guild. But down in the south ye definitely need the guild or ye'll no get in. Ye'll no get in at all

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Cuimhneachain neach-taisbeanaidh - teaghlaichean siubhail

1980an; 1990an

luchd-taisbeanaidh; càrnabhailean; soirceasan; fèilltean-spòrs; pupaidean; fèilltean phupaidean; raointean fèille; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Will Hay, Memories of a Showman

B'e neach-taisbeanaidh às a'cheann a tuath agus pupaidear Punch agus Judy a bh'ann an Uilleam Hay. Bha e bho theaghlach fhèistearan siubhail; thòisich a shìn-seanair, Iain Moireasdan, ann an soirceas Pindar nuair a bha an soirceas air chuairt ann an Cataibh agus bhiodh a sheanair, Uilleam Donnchadh Moireasdan, agus bràthair athar, Donnchadh Moireasadan, a'taisbeanadh chuirmean-cluiche Punch agus Judy ann an Inbhir Nis agus mu chuairt. Bha na Moireasdanaich ainmeil cuideachd airson an sgilean a thaobh a bhith a'seatadh chnàmhan.<br /> <br /> Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Uilleam a'cuimhneachadh air na soircasan a bha air an cumail a-muigh agus air cuid de na teaghlaichean siubhail.<br /> <br /> I mind maself of the open air circus. I mind maself, that. Ma grandfather used to take us out, round Cawdor, Croy an all these places, an Tomatin. Three days. We travelled as much miles wi the horses in those days as what they're doin with the modern lorries. The only thing is, we only stayed two days in a place, maybe three. Now they're stayin a month, ye know? An they're going a long jour-, a hundred miles. Well, we would do their hundred miles but we'd maybe take about twenty, thirty places in where they're only taking one. But I mind o it masel cause we used to do acrobats, an them tumblin an that, but I wasn't long on the open air circus maself, actually. I just, more or less remember the phasing out of it, ye know, an hearing the tales aboot it. Aye, we went - We - Once the open air circus was finished that was the circus side finished altogether. Then they went on to the side stuff, as we call it, an stayed on the side stuff. <br /> <br /> But they have what they call the rides. The rides is the machines. An the lessee, that was ma grandfather, he used to take a ground. An there was ma Uncle Jimmy Veitch; there was the Hays, that was us; an there was the Lovats, an they went south an stayed south; an there was ma Uncle George Veitch, that's a brother of ma Uncle Jimmy Veitch; and (who the blazes was the other ones?). There was various ones; there was Hertschers. Oh that's right, the Hertschers. Now the Hertschers pulled out an they went north because they weren't in the Showmen's Guild an they couldn't get onto some of the grounds, cause the man that took the ground had to be a guild member, ye see? Now, he wouldn't lettin anybody else in, unless they were guild member, so the Hertschers stayed north of Fort William. They used to do Fort William, a lot o them places, an they used to go right up the north. We all went to the north, but all the north grounds was private grounds. Ye could go to the farmer or the council an ye could rent the ground. Well, nowadays the council doesn't rent the ground out to you or me an anybody else, he rents it out to one man now; an that man nears always a guild member. An Hertschers was never in the guild because it was no use to them. They didnae need it. Cause up there they didnae need the guild an they were doing well withoot the guild ,so they never bothered joinin the guild. But down in the south ye definitely need the guild or ye'll no get in. Ye'll no get in at all