MacIntosh (of Moy)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song titled 'MacKintosh Lam[e]nt?' [Cumha Mhic An Tòisich or Macintosh's Lament] which reads 'S truagh nach bu leis an t saeoghar mi, Bealach a gharadh'.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic an Toisich' [Cumha Mhic an Tòisich or MacIntosh's Lament] collected from Mor Nic Neil, daughter of Alexander MacNeil, Ceantang[abhal] [Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning ''S mise bhean mhul[adach] giulan a churaic'. The song is composed of sixty-five lines, mostly set out as four line stanzas. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely across the first page of text reads 'Sent to the Highlander 4th...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Port Dho'null Mhoir 'ic Raoil Na Ceapaich' collected from Donald MacDonald, crofter, Griminish, Benbecula [Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'Marchaibh (Marsaibh?) gu h-eutrom, Togaibhidh air fraochaibh ri'. The accompanying story which tells how Donll [Domhnall] Mor Mac Raoil [Raghnaill] went to ask MacIntosh's daughter to marry him and he took twelve men with him. En route he met MacIntosh returning with a 'creach' [loot] which had been stolen from him so MacDonald offered...
Scope and Contents Story about a lament [probably Cumha Mhic an Tòisich] probably collected from Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how it was composed by a lady whose husband was killed on his return from being married. His death by a black horse had been predicted so he struck the black horse with his pistol and took a white horse instead but he was careless and his feet got tangled in the stirrups and he was dragged along the ground by the horse and was killed.
Scope and Contents Verse beginning 'Theich O theich 's gun do theich Clann an toisich' composed of four lines and an accompanying note which reads, 'The Macintoshes deserted the Lord of the Isles at the battle of [Inverlochy] and joined the King's people' [Battle of Inverlochy, 1431].