Eleanor Elder et al. in Barra - in the middle of 1923

from Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service, pages 200-202:

In the summer of 1923 Hugh Mackay, Judith [Wogan], and myself were on holiday in the island of Barra.  During our visit it was arranged by some of Hugh’s friends there to give a “Waulking” in our honour.  “Waulking” is the manual method employed by the island women in shrinking their homespun tweed.  It is made an occasion for song and dance… Column met us at the door with a Gaelic greeting as we entered a fair-sized room with a newly sanded floor which had been cleared for dancing… At one end of the table a blanket was lying folded…   more >>

cite as

Eleanor Elder, Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service (London, 1939), p. 200-202. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443564904851 accessed: 3 December, 2021

location of experience: Barra

Listeners

Eleanor Elder
actress, Actress theatrical producer, theatrical producer
Hugh Mackay
theatrical manager, Singing
Judith Wogan
actress, theatrical producer

Listening to

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Hebridean songs to accompany 'Waulking' and dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Traditional Hebridean songs to accompany "Waulking" and dancing


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:15:05 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:35:09 +0000