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Song entitled 'Oran Sith' and accompanying story, 21 December 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/57

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Oran Sith' collected from Donald MacDonald, crofter, Griminish, Benbecula [Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor till ri d' mhacan'. The accompanying tale tells how Moire met a fairy who seemed to know her baby. She talked to the fairy and then left her baby and went and hid to spy on them and this is the song she heard the father sing. Additions have been made to the text in both ink and pencil


  • 21 December 1885

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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 33r, line 1 to folio 33v, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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