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Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' and accompanying story, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/7

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Mor Iorteach' beginning 'Gun robh Iain MacGilliosa, Is t-fhoabhar rium ga libhinn' composed by Mor Hiortach [Marion Gillies or MacDonald, Trumpan, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Verses three and four are both bracketed with a question mark in a different ink. The accompanying story includes information on her death; her marriage; her beauty and that 'She was always made to sing her song to Islay [Robert Campbell of Shawfield] in visiting gentlemen's houses for which she was generally well rewarded'.


  • Creation: 1883

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 6v, line 1 to folio 7r, line 19

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW87/5 and Coll-97/CW87/6


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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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