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Da tree yells

Told by Charlie Laurenson. A warning from the spirit world puts a man in mortal danger

Follow the link below to hear a recording from the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches project from the School of Scottish Studies.

Storyteller:  Charlie Laurenson (1925 - 2012) of Firth, Delting.

The recording was made in 1974, in Charlie's home at Sursetter, Voe. In conversation with Alan Bruford, Charlie tells a story he heard from Robert Robertson of Quam, Collafirth. The action takes place at Dale, and the spirit messenger is located at da Hol o Cudda, in Dales Lees.

The Tobar an Dualchais/ Kist o Riches website contains over a thousand recordings from Shetland, recorded from the 1950s  onwards.

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