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Song beginning 'Fhir ad dh alas a maireach' and accompanying notes, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/120

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Mary MacNeil née MacDougall (or MacDonald), Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Fhir ad dh alas a maireach, Ill in ora hù o hù o' and accompanying notes, which tell how the widow had a vision of her son's death and would not let him leave home and that 'bacan' are the four posts supporting the 'beairst' [loom]. All of the items listed in the song have to be brought back together before the son can leave home. Text has been scored through in both pencil and ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 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 46r, line 12 to folio 47r, line 7


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. V (Edinburgh, 1954), pp. 322-325

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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