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Song entitled 'Gillean Gealu' and accompanying note, 2 December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/10

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Gillean Gealu' [Baby Boy] collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson], cottar, Ceantangbhal, Barraidh [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'Giullan gealu gealu gealu, Giullan gealu tiondaigh a nall'. There are annotations to the song including an English translation of the third verse and a note about the 'Ailpeinich' and 'Macinnons'. Carmichael notes 'Copy of this sent to Mrs Rhys London for her collection of lullabys of all counties.'


  • Creation: 2 December 1870

Language of Materials


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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 17r, line 1 to folio 17r, line 27


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. IV (Edinburgh, 1941), pp. 316-319.

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