Cailleach an Deacoin
Maggie September 29, 2019
New CD Cailleach an Deacoin. Hilarious Gaelic Sketches by Murdo Matheson, Gravir 1960s and 1970s

Cailleach an Deacoin, the popular 1960s Gaelic comedian from the Isle of Lewis, is now available on CD for the first time from Clach Press.


Cailleach an Deacoin was a humorous character created by Murdo Matheson from Gravir, Isle of Lewis. He originally created the character after a committee was formed to raise funds for the local hospital in Stornoway. The Cailleach started off appearing in sketches, and then appearing to packed halls as a solo artiste at fundraising ceilidhs. He frequently appeared in Stornoway Town Hall, and the excerpts on this CD were recorded there in the late 60's and early 70's


Digitised from the original reel-to-reel tapes, the CD contains two excerpts from ceilidhs recorded in Stornoway Town Hall. As well as the excerpts by the Cailleach. Domhnall Ruadh from Ness tells about how the character came to be, and also recounts parts of Murdo life story.  

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