MacDonald, Marion, fl 1870s-1880s
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach, Marion Gillies] beginning 'Cha'n ionagh mis a bhi ualach' and containing eighteen lines arranged into five verses: the last line of verse three is missing along with the first two lines of verse four. The story refers to Mor as 'Mor Bhàn' and that not only did she compose songs she sang them too 'having a beautiful rich full voice'. It quotes two descriptions of her beauty including that she was 'a leanann-falaich to Campbell of Islay' [Robert...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' beginning 'Gun robh Iain MacGilliosa, Is t-fhoabhar rium ga libhinn' composed by Mor Hiortach [Marion Gillies or MacDonald, Trumpan, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Verses three and four are both bracketed with a question mark in a different ink. The accompanying story includes information on her death; her marriage; her beauty and that 'She was always made to sing her song to Islay [Robert Campbell of Shawfield] in visiting gentlemen's houses for which she...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach] and accompanying song noted as being collected from Mrs Captain MacLeod [Ann MacLeod], Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 26 February 1869 and from others. The story describes how Mor was a very beautiful woman, unusually tall for a St Kildan with a beautfiul singing voice. She married Norman MacDonald 'Tormaid Saor', an t-òr-cheard [travelling goldsmith] and carpenter, Trumpan, Vaternish, Skye...
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...
Dates: 1883 to 1885