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Prayer entitled 'Coisrigeadh An Aodaich' and accompanying notes, 7 August 1886

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/24

Scope and Contents

Prayer entitled 'Coisrigeadh An Aodaich' [Consecration of the Cloth] collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaluinn, Morven [Loch Alainn/Lochaline, Earra GhĂ idheal/Argyllshire] beginning Is math a gha'as mi mo rann, A teurna leis a ghleann'. The custom in which the verses are repeated three times, while the cloth is being worked by women is described. There is an additional note explaining the reference to deer, salmon and herring within the prayer, that both fish have bones 'like the leg of a deer - hoof and all.' The text has a number of additions to it in pencil and in ink as well as a tick next to it to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 7 August 1886

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 29r, line 17 to folio 30r, line 5

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (Edinburgh, 1900), pp. 306-309.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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