‘Nighean nan gamhna’

‘Nighean nan gamhna’ - astar: silver gelatin photographs
'Girl of the year-old calves'. Silver gelatin photograph with text from a version of the song ‘Òran Tàlaidh an Each-Uisge’ (lullaby of the water-horse). A water-horse (or a fairy lover) exhorts the (mortal) mother of his son to return to her child, which she has abandoned on the hillside without food or shelter (words from ‘The Shieling: Its Traditions and Songs’ by Mrs Mackellar. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness 15. 1889)

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