Morrison, Kenneth, c1800-1864 (mason | Trien | Isle of Skye)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song entitled 'Bas Osgair' [Bàs Osgair or The Death of Oscar] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Carbost, Eilean Sgiathnach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Mo laogh fhein thu 's laogh mo laoigh, Leanabh mo leanaibh ghil chaoimh'. The song is composed of nineteen lines and contains annotations in pencil, including one whcih reads 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid?'.
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.
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
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,...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Is cu duine far nach ionmhaire e, Teiream riut a nighean Shiusaidh.' The song is about the Fenians going to find Eimhir, Cormac's sweetheart. They killed Cormac and Ossian carried his head home. The accompanying note describes the background to the song in which the ageing Oisein [Ossian] is told by a woman that he is becoming...
Dates: 22 October 1864
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