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The Land Where Shinty Is King


  • Published by Newtonmore Camanachd Club
  • Format: CD, Compilation
  • Country: Scotland
  • Released: 2010
  • Genre: Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
  • Style: Poetry, Folk
  • With inlay description card

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The Land Where Shinty Is King

This CD forms part of the Badenoch and Strathspey Shinty Heritage Project, started by Newtonmore Camanachd Club in 2010 to record the extensive history of shinty in the area.

One of the aims was to gather together the many poems, songs and pipe tunes composed about local teams. Writing poetry about shinty has a long history in this part of the Highlands and to continue the tradition, a poetry competition was held in local schools. Over 250 children of all ages took part. Judge, Meg Bateman, was very impressed with the poems, both by their strength of expression and by the writers’ obvious affection for the game.
With a wealth of old and new material available, it was a natural extension of the project to produce a CD of shinty poems, songs and pipe tunes. Containing the oldest and newest shinty songs – from the early 1800s right up to the present day – all performed by local artistes.


1 Tess Powell– The Game
2 Còmhlan Luadh Bhàideanach – Cluith Bhall Chluaini
3 Donald Barr (2) – Tomintoul Shinty Poem
4 Ewan Duncan – John Dallas Of Kingussie
5 Donald Barr (2) – An Exhortation To The Kingussie Team
6 Davy Holt – Lads Of The Caman
7 Donald Barr (2) – Caman War
8 Ewan Duncan – Kingussie Shinty Club
9 Donald Barr (2) – Newtonmore Shinty Poem
10 Ewan Duncan – Newtonmore Shinty Club
11 Olivia Clark (2) – What Shinty Means To Me
12 Daniel Craven – Shinty
13 Davy Holt – Kingussie, Kingussie, The Boys Of The Dell
14 Ewan Duncan – The Boys Of The Eilan
15 Rona McLean – Iomain
16 Davy Holt – The Land Where Shinty Is King


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