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Story about the youngest Macintire son at Smearcleit being turned into an excellent piper, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/89

Scope and Contents

Story about the youngest Macintire [MacIntyre] son at Smearclat [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] being turned into an excellent piper by the fairies. The young man's father and brother were celebrated pipers but this son had never played the pipes before. Following his encounter with the fairies, visitors to the house made him play and when he played so well they remarked 'If this be the worst piper of the family what must the others be'.


  • Creation: c1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 36v, line 1 to folio 36v, line 26

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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