MacKeegan (or MacIogain | North Uist)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Story entitled 'Ron', 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ron' [Ròn or Seal] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a farmer noticed that someone was eating bread from his kiln. He hid in the kiln waiting to see who the culprit was and discovered it was a big seal and a large seal. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a mouse. However, the noise was the man...
Dates: 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875
Story under the heading 'Roin' about MacIogain and accompanying verse, 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e] is...
Dates: 7 October 1875
Story under the heading 'Roin' and accompanying songs, c1875
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' telling how a crew from Howgearraidh [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] were hunting on Cousmal [Causmal] and caught a lot of seals. A farmer took a load of them home and put them at the end of the house so that they would stay cold. in the house was a nurse who was looking after a baby and heard a big seal coming to life and saw it kiss a small seal and singing a song beginning 'Spòg Spaidrich òig, Spog mo Chaidhich choir'. The song contains...
Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866