MacNeil (of Barra)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Song collected from Marion MacNeil, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Thig an trius eir fheara, Thig ort pair mhath phiosta'. The song is composed of twelve lines, has a number of amendments and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note states that the song was said to have been composed by a daughter of MacLean of Bororay [Boraraigh/Boreray] to Ruary an Tairtair [Roderick MacNeil].
Dates: 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing mainly Fenian songs and cattle charms. Most of the charms relate to cattle and working in the dairy and so are recited for the protection and healing of cattle, although there are some charms for protecting and healing people as well. A number of the charms include the use of medicinal plants, for which there is additional vocabulary. Carmichael also includes charms and customs for predicting marriage partners. Almost all of...