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MacPhee, Donald, 1784-1868


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

'Righ Eirean' [The King of Ireland], 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW432
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a tale beginning 'Phos Ri E. banrin aluin og sgiamhach. Rig i leanaibh mic dha.', recorded from Don Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee, patronymic Domhnall mac Aonghais ic Phroinsiais] at Iochdar, South Uist, on 21 February 1866.

View a transcription of 'Righ Eirean'.

Dates: 1866

Song beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi', 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/62
Scope and Contents Song collected from Anna nic a Phi [Anna MacPhie or MacPhee], daughter of Angus son of old Donald MacPhie, aged 22 years, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi, Nail i bho ho, Ghrian so g' eiridh' [Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm or Donald Gorm's Lullaby]. The song is composed of seventy-three lines and contains a number of amendments or annotations. The accompanying story tells how Carmichael got an 'ord bhairneach' from Anna's father, which he...
Dates: 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Story about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse., c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/14
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacPhee, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse beginning 'Cha do shaoil le m'athair fhein, Gur eir feola bha nam chrì'. The story tells how a king ordered all old people to be put to death and then for every man to bring his enemies, children, animals, musicians and fools to him. One poor man dug a hole in the ground and put his father in it. His father told him to follow the king's orders and so they arrived at the...
Dates: c1866

Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' and accompanying note, 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/127
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story begins with Fionn and his men out hunting. They have so much success that they decide to leave some of it for collection on the way home. Gille Glas appears and asks to be employed by Fionn so Fionn has him help take the kill home. Caoilte, the fastest Fenian, and the Gille Glas arrive at the feasting hall before anyone else and...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn', 21 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/9
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn' [Rìgh Èirinn or The King of Ireland] collected from Donull Mac O Phi [Donald MacPhee], Iocar, Uist a Deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The son of king is badly treated by his step-mother and nursemaid but a kindly old man takes pity on him. The old man gives him a feadan [chanter] which he uses to give his stepmother wind. She then asks her stepson to play chess which he wins and so she enchants him and he likewise puts his stepmother under an...
Dates: 21 January 1866

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Dates: 1864-1869

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Voyages and Travel 4
Family 3
Fionn MacCumhail 3
Magic 3
Rìgh Èirinn 3