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Hymn for the dying, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/12

Scope and Contents

Hymn for the dying collected from Peggie MacNeill, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'M anamsa an a laimhs a Righ, A Righ na carach neo. The song is composed of nineteen lines. Peggie states that she heard the prayer from her father John MacNeill and she has taught them to her own children noting 'Both [her parents] had many many old hymns now lost and never heard - not even the name of them.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1901

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 122 folios ; 16.5 cm x 21 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 5v, line 18 to folio 6v, line 6


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol I, (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 116-117.

Repository Details

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