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Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' and accompanying narrative, 19 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/1

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' beginning 'Ailean Duinn o i shiulain leat' and accompanying story in English collected from Mor NicLeoid bean Iain Choiniginn [Mòr or Marion MacLeod], Scalpeidh, Na Hearradh [Scalpaigh/Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Harris]. The song is composed of forty lines, some of which have been completed later with a different pencil. The narrative about the song, given in English, states that it was composed by Ann Campbell nian Dhonil ic Iain Oig to Alan mac Mhurachaidh. Details are given about the Campbell family, especially Peigi Campbell [Peggy Campbell]. Some Gaelic vocabulary for different types of fishing nets is also given.

Dates

  • 19 March 1877

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 1r, line 1 to folio 2v, line 2

Bibliography

Campbell, J. F. and Collinson, F., (eds.), Hebridean Folksongs, Vol I (Oxford, 1969) pp. 44-47, 161-162 and 241-243.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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