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Charm entitled 'Rann Buaichailleac' and accompanying notes, 28 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/100

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Rann Buaichailleac' collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Siual beinne, siul baile, Siul gu re fada fasuin'. The accompanying note reads 'Old women used to say this in driving their cows in the morn[in]g'. The text has been scored through in two different inks and written transversely across the first page of text is 'Transcribed into B[ook] III p188. A[lexander] A[rchibald] Carmichael Creagorry 4 Octo[ober] 1875' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].


  • Creation: 28 October 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 32r, line 1 to folio 32v, line 10


Campbell, Lord Archibald, Records of Argyll: Legends, Traditions and Recollections of Argyllshire Highlanders (Edinburgh, 1885) pp. 393-394.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol I, (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 276-279.
MacKenzie, William, Gaelic Incantations, Charms and Blessings of the Hebrides (Inverness, 1895) pp. 74-75.

Repository Details

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