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Story entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Sleibhteach] and accompanying song

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/140

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Slèibhteach, Donald Gorm MacDonald of Sleat] and accompanying song probably collected in Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The song begins 'Bha mi raoir an tul[lach] re[idh], 'S tha mi in thall a fhein a noc[hd]' and the story tells of how the ghosts of Donald Gorm and his sixteen kinsmen were due to visit Donald Gorm's son, who was a bad man. An old man advised him to turn all the chairs upside down and place pine candles around the table or he would be eaten up by the ghosts. He did this and when Donald Gorm and his kinsmen came into the room 'he could not put his finger near a thing. They turned away in disgust.' Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 1870 to 1872

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 59r, line 1 to folio 59v, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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