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MacDonald (of Sleat)

 Family

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' and accompanying note, 26 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/42
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèibhteach] collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Naill i a bho ho i, A ghrian si g eiridh'. The song is composed of sixty one lines which bear amendments and annotations in pencil. The accompanying note states that each stanza of the song should be sung four times. The informant heard this song and 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' [see previous...
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' and accompanying note, 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/93
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' [Oran do Dhòmhnull Ghorm Òg Shleibhte le Mhuime] collected from Mairead nin Aonais Duinn Dhonullach [Mairead nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnallach or Margaret MacDonald], 'close up 80 [years of age]', Malacleit [Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Naile bho hi, Nail triall [bheinn gun rumhaire]'. The song is composed of fifty-three lines, four of which were added after a short note about the singer, and has some gaps and deletions.The text has been scored...
Dates: 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870

Song entitled 'Uistean mhic Illeaspa Chalum', 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/30
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Uistean mhic Illeaspa Chalum' probably collected from Mary MacDonald, aged about 28 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'S Minig a thachra riut eir sheallach, Fraochan feirge eir a mhalai'. The song is composed of forty-one lines. The text contains some amendments and has been scored through in ink with 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]' written transversely across it.
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Story about Am Morair Ban visiting the temple at Cairinis, 23 March 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/30
Scope and Contents Story about the Morair Ban [Am Morair Bàn or Sir Alexander MacDonald], who when visiting North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] asked an old, intelligent man called 'Gillean mac Gillean' to visit the temple at Cairinis [Carinish] with him. When he asked Gillean when the temple was built he replied that it was 476 years ago and looked in a red book in his pocket and confirmed it. The builder was the second wife of the MacDonalds of the day daughter of MacDugall of Lorn.
Dates: 23 March 1869

Story about an insult made at Teampull na Trionaid, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/164
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how when MacDhonil Ghlais [MacDhòmhnaill Ghlais] came raiding at Carinish [Cairinis] they killed a cow and feasted on it in the Temple [Teampull na Trionaid/Temple of the Trinity]. One of the men took his first mouthful of beef saying 'Ichidh mi so eir tailcas na Trianaid' and subsequently choked on it. A woman struck him between the shouldders saying, 'A Thrianaid a Thrianaid...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about Donl Gorm Mor Shleibhte and accompanying note, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/8
Scope and Contents Story probably told by John Pearson or MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, concerning the supernatural visitation of Donl Gorm Mor Shleibhte [Sir Donald Gorm Mòr MacDonald of Sleat], who had apparently died on campaign, to his son Donald Gorm Og, uttering a threatening rhyme. The ghost's foster-brother told the son to turn every chair to the wall and light the fir candles. The story is interrupted by a note which reads 'The moil [shingle] on the west coast...
Dates: 23 March 1871

Story about how kelp-making came to North Uist, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/165
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about how kelp-making came to North Uist. The story tells how when Am Moraire Ban [Am Morair Bàn] came to North Uist he brought his wife, three children and factor, called Kingsburgh, and they lived at Sollas [Solas]. They met a crofter at Bailemhartain whose animals were emaciated whereupon Kingsburgh told the man that Lady MacDonald had come among the Uist tentantry for assistance to...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about Mac Thomais building part of Teampull na Trionaid, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/161
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist which tells how Mac Thomais [Mac Thòmais] came home and built the west gable of the Temple [Teampull na Trionaid/Temple of the Trinity]. He meant to reroof the building too but Moraire Ban [Morair Bàn] would not let him. He adds that 'Sgeir ioc Thomais (?Ceiseam) is below the Temple' [Sgeir ic Coiseam].
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about MacNeil, MacDonald and MacConnell and accompanying verse, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/29
Scope and Contents Story about MacNeil, MacDonald and MacConnell [MacDonald, Lord of the Isles] in which they are all on a boat and MacDonald, running out of food, chooses to give MacNeil the food on the understanding that he will see Kisimul Castle [Caisteal Chiosmuil, Barraigh/Barra]. They reach Castlebay [Bàgh a' Chaisteil] in a storm and are running out of water so MacNeil orders his butler to give water to his own men and whisky to MacDonald's men. The accompanying verse begins, 'S mithich dhuinne nis bhi...
Dates: c1875

Story about MacUistean and the fairies, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/92
Scope and Contents Story about MacUistean, Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] describing how he had a cairiste and as he was passing the big fairy hill in Griminish on his way to inspect the sheep-shearing, he heard a baby crying and a fairy inviting him to come in, take a seat and he would get everything. He immediately went home where the baker was baking for the cairiste but the oven was so full that bits of dough were falling over it. She was going to pick the bits up but MacUistean stamped his...
Dates: September 1872