Morrison, Kenneth, c1800-1864 (mason | Trien | Isle of Skye)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Song beginning 'A chleirich a leughas na Sailm', c1862
Scope and Contents Song [Òran a Chlèirich] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Carbost, Eilean Sgiathnach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 30 June 1861 beginning 'A chleirich a leughas na Sailm, 'S barrail leam nach paile do chiall'. The song describes a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] and is composed of ninety lines and contains annotations and deletions.
Song entitled 'Bas Chaoirill', 22 October 1864
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bas Chaoirill' [The Death of Caoireal] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], an old man, Trithinn, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 28 October 1861. The song begins 'Ann tigh Teamh-righ nan cruit ciuil, Air dhuinn a bhith tearc mun bhord no, triall nan corn' and is composed of forty-four lines later denoted in pencil as eleven verses. There is one further annotation in pencil.
Dates: 22 October 1864
Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' and accompanying story, c1862
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [The Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison] Trithean 'Clac-Sgiath' [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] collected on 7 December 1862. The accompanying story tells how Diarmaid always wore a helmet because it covered the 'ball-seric' or 'gradh-seric' or beauty-spot that he had. If any woman saw it she would immediately fall in love with him. One day, while feeding his dogs, his helmet fell off and Grainne, Fionn's wife,...
Song entitled 'Suaran agus Goll' and accompanying notes, c1862
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Suaran agus Goll' collected from Conneach Moirestan [Kenneth Morrison] Trithean, near Carbost, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgtheanach/Isle of Skye] on 12 December 1861. The song begins 'Thig an dis an ainnie gaol, Ach air Goll bha 'gorm shuil chaoin'. The song contains three verses of four lines each. The background to the song is given telling how Suaran and Goll loved the same woman and had a go-between telling each man what the other was saying. The accompanying...
Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866