MacDonald, Hector, c1800-1879
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Carbad Falaire Chuchuillain' collected from Eachann Donullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean Sgitheanach [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Na h-eich liobhach laingeireach lothar no lomhar, 'S na spuir oir fotha (fopa?)'. The song is composed of seven lines. An accompanying note states that the informant heard the song from his father but he could only remember these few lines and that the word 'falaire' is closer to 'alaire' in...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h-Ighinne' collected from Eachun Donnullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean Sgitheanach [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'La dhomh romh 'n Fheinn a muigh, 'S i na suidhe air tulach Coire-Siar'. The song is composed of fifty-five lines.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aireamh Fir Fhinn ris Dhubhain (Shuarain?)' collected from Eachunn Donullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean a Cheo [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story gives the background to the song telling how Dubhan or Suaran invited Fionn and his men to his house with the intention of killing them. His daughter, who had fallen for Fionn, got wind of this and warned him and so they were spared but when Dubhan found out he killed her immediately....
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