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MacLeod, Chirsty, fl1870 (St Kildan | Obbe | Isle of Harris | Inverness-shire)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note about trap dykes, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/76
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Note probably colelcted from Christy MacLeod, Obbe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris which reads 'Trap dykes are said by the old people to be the footstep of the waterhorse & waterbull.'

Dates: 11 July 1870

Song entitled 'Gleann' and accompanying notes, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/75
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Gleann' collected from Christy MacLeod, aged 47, Obe, Harris, originally from St Kilda [Obbe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Himbo cha ruig mi ort, Be mise gun ite in Hearra'. The accompanying notes state how she has collected seven stones of feathers because of her dog's bird-hunting abilities, that dogs are numerous in St Kilda with every family having three or four for the birds and that 'The St Kilda people in Australia were saying in their...
Dates: 11 July 1870

Story relating to the recording of a song, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/77
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Story telling how while he was recording a song from Christy MacLeod, Obbe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris 'some peraboutes teazed this poor weak minded woman saying that I was ab[ou]t the Queen & that I would show her the song'. On finishing the song the weak-minded woman said, 'Chi sibh a nis a chagair an t oran mar a rinn mise do ghobhachan eir bealaobh na Banrigh.'

Dates: 11 July 1870

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