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Song beginning 'O haoirir i ho ho' and accompanying story, 7 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/53

Scope and Contents

Song beginning 'O haoirir i ho ho' and accompanying story collected from Peigi Robastan nee Nic a Leallain [Peggy Robertson née MacLellan] Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story explains that the song was written by a young noble-woman who met a handsome fairy, who was on horseback. They talked until the middle of the day watched secretly by her sister. The woman ran away with the fairy, who told her that her brother and sister said they would kill him. They did kill him and the woman died of sorrow. Text has been scored through and over it is written 'Transcribed into No II Book p120 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.


  • 7 April 1869

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 57r, line 1 to folio 58r, line 15

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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