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Custom relating to La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day], 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/1

Scope and Contents

Custom relating to La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day] describing how Mrs Major MacLeod also known as 'Major Ann', the daughter of Flora MacDonald, removed the stocking from her foot and pounded a piece of peat on the doorstep while reciting a verse beginning 'An diu[gh] la [Fhe]ill Bride, Thig nigh[ean] Imhair as an toll'. Text has been scored through in ink perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 1r, line 1 to folio 1r, line 10

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW89/24 - also refers to St Bride's Day.

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmicna Gadelica, vol. I (Edinburgh, 1900), pp 169-170

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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