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MacNeil, Mary, c1800-


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
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...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Notes about types of folklore collected and from whom they were collected, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/119
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.

Dates: September 1872

Song beginning 'Fhir ad dh alas a maireach' and accompanying notes, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/120
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...
Dates: September 1872

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Caisteal Bheagram South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland 1