Skip to main content

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuill Liosadair' and accompanying story, 16 June 1876

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/17

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuill Liosadair' [Laoidh Dùghaill Liosadair] collected from Cairistina nighean Duill (Nic Aonais) [Christine MacInnes] Creag-goiridh Beinnafaothla [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Cluinn a dhuine bith na d fhaicil, Mu n tuit cadal ort na dusal'. The accompanying story states that the hymn was composed by Dughal Liosadair, who lived in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] after he had fallen into a long trance. There is a single annotation to the text in pencil. There are three verses to the song although a '4' has been written to indicate a fourth verse. This suggests that the song is incomplete.


  • Creation: 16 June 1876

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 26r, line 1 to folio 26r, line 23

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW61 and Coll-97/CW87 - also versions of this song.

Coll-97/CW110/100 and Coll-97/CW119/57 - versions of this hymn written in a field notebook.


MacDhomhnuill, Raonull and Tuairneir, Paruig (ed.),Comh-chruinneachadh Òrain Ghàidhealach (Glasgow, 1809), pp. 324-329. [Also known as the Eigg Collection]

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379