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Song entitled 'Cha Teid Mor A Bharraidh Bhronach' and accompanying note, November 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/6

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Cha Teid Mor A Bharraidh Bhronach' collected from Peigi NicNeill [Peggy MacNeil], Brutharnis, Barraidh [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Barraigh/Barra] on 30 September 1870, beginning 'Cha teid Mor a Bharraidh bhronach, Horo thugaibh i hugaibh ise 'n tugaibh eile'. The note which precedes the song tells how Nighean Alastair Ruaidh, who was in Uist and Nic-an-Fhinn, who was in Barra would regularly meet and argue with each other. On one occasion, Nic-an-Fhinn attended a waulking of tweed in disguise and sitting next to Nighean Alastair Ruaidh began flyting with her. The note which follows the song tells of Nic-an-Fhinn's escape on being discovered. There are two additions to the text in pencil.


  • Creation: November 1870

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11v, line 1 to folio 13r, line 19


Campbell, J. L. and Collinson, Francis (eds.)Hebridean Folksongs, vol. II (Oxford, 1977), pp. 112-121.

Repository Details

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