MacDonald (of Clanranald)
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Prayer entitled 'Urnuigh Chlann Leoid' beginning 'Gaoth an iar air Rudha Feiste, Oidhche dhorcha ceo us uisge'. The prayer is composed of eight lines.
Scope and Contents Song and story entitled 'Mac Ic Allein' [Mac ic Ailein] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how a man had stolen a cow from Mac ic Ailein and was to be hanged for his crime. He bought himself some time by composing the song and after he had sung it, Mac ic Ailein cut him down, gave him a cow and sent him home. The song begins 'Slan iomrai a ghaisg. A chuir mi seach' and is composed of sixty-six lines, some of which have pencil...
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mairi Dhonullach [Mary MacDonald], aged about 28 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, beginning 'Bhean ad thall gu de their h-aire', Moran broin sann cheol fo'n lar 'omh'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, the third last and the last lines have been marked with a '1' and a '2' respectively. Carmichael notes 'At the end of each verse 4 lines the singer sings the chorus.' The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869...
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Thoir am bain[ne] bho dhonn, Thoir e gu trom s gu torrach' [Taladh na Banachaig or The Milkmaid's Lullaby] probably collected in Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. Text has been written over with 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] II p[age] 166 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 8 Oct 1875'. [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Song entitled 'Alain Airech Ainemeil' or 'Ailein Aighneach Ainmeil' and accompanying story, 12 March 1869 to 6 May 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Alain Airech Ainemeil' or 'Ailein Aighreach Ainmeil' collected from Mary Ghillis [Gilles], Nunton [Baile nan Chailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula], age 60 from Barra [Barraigh]. A note states that it was composed by a woman in South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] to one of the Clanranalds. Text written transversely on folio 27v appears to be another verse for the song. Text has been scored out with a note which reads 'Trans[cribed] Thursday May 6 1869 A. A. C.'
Dates: 12 March 1869 to 6 May 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Cluain Rainich' collected from Margaret Morrison, aged 36 years, Sliabh Ghriminis, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula beginning 'Seidlanach mi sa chluian rainich, Smulad mi smi eir maineol'. The song is composed of fifty-nine lines, some of which are annotated or amended. The accompanying story attributes the song to Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh and tells how she was brought to Uibhist/Uist by Clanranald, unmarried, and was married 'on guala Ruaiveal [Ruabhal/Rueval] after having...
Dates: 28 May 1869 and 18 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Calum Ban Macilleathain' beginning 'Na thaothail O Chaluim Bhain, Slan fallain gun rill thu'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines arranged into eighteen verses of couplets. The note reads '"Tha righ ur air a Chomaraich" = Abercrosain Applecross. Whats the point?'.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Cairistine' beginning 'Chairistine nach freagair thu mi, Cha fhreagair an nochd mo dhibhul mi'. The song is composed of thirty-eight lines, arranged into six verses of four lines each and a single line chorus. Annotations have been made to the text with alternative words or phrases, the annotation being separated from the main text with an oblique.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Is Ann A Ghabh Mi Mo Chead' collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson] pauper, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning ''S ann a ghabh mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song has seven verses. The accompanying note states that the song was composed by the daughter of Donald son of MacNeil of Barra to James MacDonald of Clanranald, who got Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] after the MacNeils and...
Dates: 23 March 1871
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Iubhrach Nan Guala Geala' beginning 'Moch Diluain ghabh i n cuan, Te bhoidheach nan guala geala'. The song is composed of thirty three lines arranged into fifteen verses in couplets and a chorus.