MacNeil (of Barra)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' and accompanying story, 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' [A Spaidearachd Bharrach] collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist A Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhia s gaolach liom an gille, Gha bheil deiread agus gill-dhuinnead'. The song is composed of twenty six lines and has been scored through in ink with a transverse note reading 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book III 241 page A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how MacNeill of Barra, possibly...
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Taigh Mor Thunga' collected from Roderick MacNeill also known as 'Ruarai mac Dhonuil' or 'Ruarai an ruma' (on account of a hogshead of rum he found on the shore 'from the contents of which he nearly died'), Miuleidh [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay]. The song begins 'Gu m beannaicheadh Dia Taigh mor Thunga, 'S fhad o chualas'. Carmichael notes 'Ruarai heard this poem from his father who heard it in America where he had been as leine-chneis with Macneill of Barra during the America War' and...
Dates: 22 May 1871