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MacDonald (of Clanranald)


Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' and accompanying note, 10 February 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/74
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' collected from Mairead Donullach [Margaret MacDonald], aged 79 years, Gearrai iain, Malacleit, N[orth] Uist [Gearraidh Iain, Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Na nead an eoin bhinnich, Bha [th]u innis na Ruai'. The song is composed of fifty lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note describes Mairead as 'A poor old woman in a hut who had been at service in Vallay [Bhàlaigh] for a long time...
Dates: 10 February 1870

Song entitled 'Mac 'Ic ailean' and accompanying note, 2 December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/9
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac 'Ic ailean' collected from Mor Nic Neill nighean Alastair Mhic neill [Mor MacNeil], cottar, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'M' ulai 'us m uaill, Ho hi o ho horo ghealla'. The note states that the song was said to have been composed by Mac 'ic Ailean's wife, a daughter of MacLeod of Harris to Clanranald when they had become estranged.
Dates: 2 December 1870

Song entitled 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill', 26 May 1869 and 17 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/41
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' collected from 'bean an Tailleir Donul Mac an Toishich' [Margaret MacIntosh or Mrs Donald MacIntosh, the tailor's wife], S[outh] Boisdale [Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], beginning, 'Nuair seacha tu sios an talla n ro fion, Stu nach tig a nios gun stop'. The song is composed of forty-five lines which bear annotations or amendments. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio...
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 17 June 1869

Song entitled 'Oigh Chubhra Na Mara' or 'Urnaigh Mhara Chlann Raoghail', nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/19
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oigh Chubhra Na Mara' or 'Urnaigh Mhara Chlann Raoghail' beginning 'Oigh chubhra na mara, Thu lan de na grasan'. The song is composed of twenty-three lines arranged into three verses of six lines each and a chorus of three lines.
Dates: nd

Song entitled 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen' and accompanying story, 23 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/10
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen', collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson], Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Sann a gha[bh] mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by the first James of Boisdale, who was the first person to get Boisdale after the MacNeils of Barra had it. His relationship to the MacDonald of Clanranald who was...
Dates: 23 March 1871

Song entitled 'Reubadh Na Mara' and accompanying note, nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/12
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Reubadh Na Mara' beginning 'Hug am bata na caoil oirn, Hò rò hì iù o'. The song is composed of forty lines arranged as six verses of four lines each, five verses of couplets and a chorus. An accompanying note reads 'These may have been composed by a fugitive from battle'.
Dates: nd

Song entitled 'Tàladh Iain Mhuideartaich', 7 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/43
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Tàladh Iain Mhuideartaich' collected from Donul Donullach [Donald MacDonald] Snaoisveall [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] age 6, who was able to recite several other songs correctly, including, 'Tormaid Mac mhic ic Ailean', 'Bhean leasaich an stop', 'Laoi na Buileartaich', 'Laoi Fhraoich' and 'Dun Mhic Iain ic Iain'. The song is in praise of John of Moidart and Clan Ranald. Carmichael notes that Donald heard the song from his grandfather and gives the boy's...
Dates: 7 April 1869

Stories about Ranald MacDonald of Milton, 12 April 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/78
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about Captain Ranald MacDonald, father of Flora MacDonald, telling how he built the first house at Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 'after the Tota mhòr was burnt in 1715 - the night of Sheriffmuir. Allan was the Clanranald who was killed there', noting that he was killed by a man he had sent out of the country who shot him with a sixpence. Allan MacDonald of Clanranald is also quoted...
Dates: 12 April 1870

Story about Don[u]l mac Iain Mhuid[eartaich], 27 March 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/38
Scope and Contents Story about Don[u]l mac Iain Mhuid[eartaich] [Dòmhnall mac Iain Mhuideartaich] that he lived at Beagram Isle [Eilean Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] not in the castle but in the houses. The end of the note reads 'Then Aonas mor mac Raoil ic Ailein. Flora Macdonald & the Prince [Bonnie Prince Charlie] left Roisinis [Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] for Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach]'.
Dates: 27 March 1872

Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, 13 April 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/79
Scope and Contents Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, telling how it was built by Allan mac Iain mhic Iain Mhuideartich [Allan MacDonald] a brother of Clanranald. He began building at 'Iollan a chaisteal at Fadhail Hough', which he abandoned and then built Caisteal Bheagram. His son, Ranald, lived at Caisteal Bhuirgh [Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] which according to John mac Eachain was built by Eifirig ni Choinnich. A deleted note states that Flora MacDonald sailed with the Prince [Charles...
Dates: 13 April 1870