Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal – Tommy MacDonald

October 13, 2019

Here’s another sample from the Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal pilot project in which the UHI Language Sciences Institute with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Soillse, together with Irish partners, embark on recording the natural speech of Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers in their own communities with user-friendly equipment and techniques. In this first example of fieldwork Archie Campbell interviews Tommy Macdonald, from Howmore in South Uist, in his home. Retracing his life history and involvement in Gaelic community life and events, they found plenty to talk about, and their conversation here is presented in two parts.

The videos can be viewed directly via the links below:

Video Part 1
Video Part 2

The Clilstore transcripts (with embedded video) can be found here:

Transcript Part 1
Transcript Part 2

The project has funding support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras na Gaeilge.