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Song beginning 'Ach a phiura sin sa phuar', 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/95

Scope and Contents

Song beginning 'Ach a phiura sin sa phuar, Na ro na fir eir a bhainis' collected from Catherine MacFarlane née MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. An accompanying note reads 'This was heard in Creaga Gorma Hea'aval Barra [Heabhal/Heaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] while she was grinding the quern.' Song has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 24 September 1872

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 39r, line 1 to folio 39v, line 2


Campbell, J. L., and Collinson, F. (eds.), Hebridean Folksongs, vol II, pp. 136 and 241-242.
Craig, K. C., Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair, (Glasgow, 1949).

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