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Title:Christine Primrose (1)
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Summary:Part of the Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal project in which the UHI Language Sciences Institute with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Soillse, together with Irish partners, record the natural speech of Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers in their own communities with user-friendly equipment and techniques. Here, in the first part, Christine Primrose first recalls her early childhood in Carloway, Lewis – a close community in which every house had a loom. She started school very young, but always remembers singing – whether to neighbours in their homes, or at community concerts when still a young girl. She talks about the pressure of performance and how to look after your voice. Choral singing is also discussed. Her early career through school, college, and work in Glasgow was marked by singing, culminating with the prize for “seann nòs” (a term which she questions) at the Mòd.
Language notes:A two-way conversation in which Peter Murray questions Christine Primrose on her early recollections and opinions on growing up on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and the course of her subsequent career, with particular reference to her role as a highly accomplished Gaelic singer.
CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:5104
Media:video (22:34)
Created:2020-03-12 15:03:36 UT
Changed:2020-06-02 11:14:41 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Clicks on words:565 - List of clicked words

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