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Surname-Unknown, c1850 (bard and catechist)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note about shellfish and vocabulary note for gath [mast or oar], 21 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/16
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Note collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra telling how a very small form of cockle [strubain] could be found on Loch Lì on Beinn mhor [Beinn Mhòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]: 'very small but alive as if only embryos'. MacPhee states that the Dall Mòr told him that there was an unnamed plant which grew by Loch Lì, which if even the best-shod horse trod on it, it's horseshoe would fall off. The vocabulary note is for gath, a mast or oar.

Dates: 21 May 1869

Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' [The Silver Whistle] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Co sheineas an fhideag airgead, Hi uill uill o'. The song is composed of twelve lines and the text has been scored through in ink. Written transversely across the text in ink is ''B[ook] p[age] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]' while written transveresely in pencil is 'Mor nin Iain ic Dhonuil bhain'. The...
Dates: 21 May 1869

Story about the collapse of one of the walls of Carnish Temple, January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/159
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alex[ander] Macdonald or Alast[air] na h-ainne, Clad[dach] Kirkibost [Cladach Chirchboist, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] recalling the day that a wall fell down at Carnish Temple [Teampull na Trionaid]. The Dall mor [Dall Mòr] was holding a meeting there when he saw a bit of lime the size of a whelk fall and it occurred to him that the wall would fall down, so he whispered this to the Dall Mòr and the building was evacuated. 'They had hardly done so when the gable fell...
Dates: January 1871

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Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland 2
Boats 1
Church Buildings 1
Cladach Chirceboist North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland 1
Food 1