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Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiairmaid', 6 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/42

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiairmaid' probably collected from Duncan MacDonald, [Donnachadh Mac an Tàillear], from Snaosveall [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which Duncan had heard from his father. The song is a conversation between Diarmaid and Grainne, in which Grainne tries to persuade Diarmaid not to go off to battle. Carmichael notes 'Reciter a smart little man sor[e]ly inflicted with rhumatism. Has a clear blue eye & an intelligent face'. Text has been scored through as if the text has been transcribed elsewhere.


  • 6 April 1869

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From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 38v, line 1 to folio 39v, line 21

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW112/66 - another version of this item.


Campbell, John Francis, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol III

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