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John Shaw has been documenting Cape Breton's Gaelic traditions since the 1960s. In The Blue Mountains and Other Gaelic Stories from Cape Breton he presents thirty tales recorded between 1964 and 1989. The collection includes popular tales such as The Dragon Slayer hero-tales of Fionn Mac Cumhail and his warrior band accounts of the famed carpenter Boban Saor stories of robbers and thieves comic tall tales historical legends and accounts of clan traditions brought over from the western Highlands.

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