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Morrison, Kenneth, c1786-1874 (cottar | Nisishee | Isle of Harris | Inverness-shire)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Song beginning 'Gu d fhalbh an diu Cro-nan gobhar', 12 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/80
Scope and Contents Song collected from Kenneth Morrison, aged 80 years Coinneach mac Dhonnachai[dh] Nisissi, Harris [Nisishee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Gu d fhalbh an diu Cro-nan gobhar, Dh'eug a Mhiseach sam Barra buinigneach na deo'ai[gh]'. The song is composed of twenty five lines. The accompanying note tells how he heard this song when he was young from an old woman in MacLeod's country in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. 'She said she comp[osed] this herself when she lost her baidean...
Dates: 12 July 1870

Story about a fairy cup, 12 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/81
Scope and Contents Story about a fairy cup collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nishishee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris telling how Bruth Loscintir [Bruaichean Losgaintir/Luskentyre Banks] are 'Sithein' [fairy hills] at the tunga or tomb Buaile rosmail [Buaile Rosamail]. A young man saw the fairy hill open and inside there was music and dancing. He was handed a cup which he took but went outside with it and was chased down the road by the fairies, who called out after him a verse beginning, 'Nach lua[th] Lurag nach mar...
Dates: 12 July 1870