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Song entitled 'Oran Sì' and accompanying story, 8 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/59

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Oran Sì' beginning 'Mor bheag dhonn a dir bheann' which was sung by a girl looking for her calves, which had gone missing. A note proceeding the text states 'Ormacleit used to be the best place for Gaelic in the W[estern] I[sles]' and that Seonaid Curaidh nic Donallach, wife of Archie Currie, Airdnamonie had a fairy child. Other South Uist placenames mentioned in the note are Iocar [Ìochdar], Airdvachair [Àird a' Mhachair], Bailegharvai [Baile Gharbhaidh], Airdnamonie [Àird na Monadh], Carnan [Càrnan] and Airdmhor [Àird Mhòr]. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 8 April 1869

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm