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Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' and accompanying story, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/6

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach, Marion Gillies] beginning 'Cha'n ionagh mis a bhi ualach' and containing eighteen lines arranged into five verses: the last line of verse three is missing along with the first two lines of verse four. The story refers to Mor as 'Mor Bhàn' and that not only did she compose songs she sang them too 'having a beautiful rich full voice'. It quotes two descriptions of her beauty including that she was 'a leanann-falaich to Campbell of Islay' [Robert Campbell of Shawfield] and that her sister described her as 'a chearta cho geala-gheal ri co'ar nan tonn'. [As bright white as the foam of the waves].


  • Creation: 1883

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 5v, line 1 to folio 6r, line 21

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW87/5 and Coll-97/CW87/7


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

Repository Details

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