Friday, December 10, 2010

Tobar an Dualchais

More than 15,000 recordings from Scotland's past are now available online on the oral archive, Tobar an Dualchais. The recordings, from all parts of the country and some dating back more than eight decades, are drawn from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies, the BBC and the National Trust for Scotland's Canna Collection.
The range of material on the site is immense, with bothy ballads, love songs, children's rhymes, laments and songs composed by village poets along with fairy stories, historical legends and tales of ghosts and kelpies. Birth, life and death customs and work practices are also recorded and variations of these, found across Scotland, can be heard.