MacNeil, Mary, c1800-
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Scope and Contents Notes about types of folklore collected and from whom they were collected including that he collected 'roilein' [charms] from Mairi Chaimbeul, wife of Don[ald] MacLean [Mary MacLean née Campbell], Ceantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]; the feast of St Barr and 'Cuigeal gholach' from Mairi Dhulach, wife of Alastair Mac Ruari bhan MacNeil [Mary MacNeil née MacDougall], also of Ceanntangabhal.
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacNeil née MacDougall (or MacDonald), Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Fhir ad dh alas a maireach, Ill in ora hù o hù o' and accompanying notes, which tell how the widow had a vision of her son's death and would not let him leave home and that 'bacan' are the four posts supporting the 'beairst' [loom]. All of the items listed in the song have to be brought back together before the son can leave home. Text has been scored through in both...