MacNeill, Peggie, fl1901
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority of...
Scope and Contents Hymn for the dying collected from Peggie MacNeill, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'M anamsa an a laimhs a Righ, A Righ na carach neo. The song is composed of nineteen lines. Peggie states that she heard the prayer from her father John MacNeill and she has taught them to her own children noting 'Both [her parents] had many many old hymns now lost and never heard - not even the name of them.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Prayer for protection while sleeping collected from Peggie MacNeill, wife of Eoin Raoil, Glen, Barra [Gleann, Barraigh], beginning 'Laiem noc, Le Moir le mac, Le ailean mo Righ'. The prayer is composed of twenty-five lines. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 12 June 1901