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Nan MacKinnon
Muir of Ord

Nan MacKinnon (Nan Eachainn Fhionnlaigh) (1902 – 1982) was a tradition-bearer, singer and storyteller from the island of Vatersay, Barra. What set Nan MacKinnon apart was her remarkable memory for the traditional folklore and songs of Vatersay. Through her mother Mary, she was also the last surviving link with the songs and folklore of the nearby island of Mingulay. Her remarkable memory, enthusiasm and love of the Gaelic oral tradition has ensured that her wealth of knowledge has been preserved and shared with future generations.

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