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Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' and accompanying song, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/5

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach] and accompanying song noted as being collected from Mrs Captain MacLeod [Ann MacLeod], Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 26 February 1869 and from others. The story describes how Mor was a very beautiful woman, unusually tall for a St Kildan with a beautfiul singing voice. She married Norman MacDonald 'Tormaid Saor', an t-òr-cheard [travelling goldsmith] and carpenter, Trumpan, Vaternish, Skye [Bhatairnis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach]. Ann MacLeod states that she knew Mor very well and she was probably 'the most beautiful woman she ever saw'. The note concludes with the remark that Mor's son Aonas Dounullach [Angus MacDonald], who lived at Gesto, Skye composed a song 'Ochoin a ri 'us gur mi ta muladach']. The song given begins 'Mo ghaol oigear a chul-doinn' and is composed of five lines.

Dates

  • 1883

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 4r, line 1 to folio 5r, line 21

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW87/6 and Coll-97/CW87/7

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp 319

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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