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Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' and accompanying note, 16 February 1866 to 4 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/7

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Boradh, Barra [Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], composed of thirty-six stanzas of four lines each. The first verse begins 'Ailis dhuinn Oisein dhanaich, Mhic Fhinn shuaicne o righ ghradhiach'. An accompanying note states '948 since this came to Barra by the Lees na Liasaich'. A pencil calculation above indicates that '948' refers to the 948 AD. Written transversely on folio 24r is 'Transcribed May Tuesday night 4th 1869 A.A.C. [Alexander Archibald Carmichael]'.


  • 16 February 1866 to 4 May 1869

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 91 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 24r, line 1 to folio 27v, line 10


Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar na FĂ©inne, vol I (London, 1872) pp. 107ff.

Repository Details

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