MacLeod, Mary, c1615?c1707
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Gao an iar thar na Feiste, Ceo is uisge' which is described as having been composed by Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh to the MacDonalds after a meeting at Rodail [Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] at which the MacLeods and MacDonalds quarrelled. A vocabulary note reads 'Foirich = Pestle'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cha Teid Mor A Bharraidh Bhronach' collected from Peigi NicNeill [Peggy MacNeil], Brutharnis, Barraidh [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Barraigh/Barra] on 30 September 1870, beginning 'Cha teid Mor a Bharraidh bhronach, Horo thugaibh i hugaibh ise 'n tugaibh eile'. The note which precedes the song tells how Nighean Alastair Ruaidh, who was in Uist and Nic-an-Fhinn, who was in Barra would regularly meet and argue with each other. On one occasion, Nic-an-Fhinn attended a waulking of tweed in...
Dates: November 1870