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Custom relating to 'La nam Bannag' and accompanying song, 17 January 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/42

Scope and Contents

Custom relating to La nam Bannag [Latha nam Bannag/Christmas Eve] collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, describing how on that day they would go around the houses and 'If they got nothing they piled a cairn in the door or near it called Carnan na mollac + then sing out - Mallac[hd] Dhia s na Callaig agaibh.' MacLellan describes how when the people came round they went around the fire three times singing 'Gum bean[nachd] Dia n tai a th ann eadar chlachan agus chrann iomadach bia[dh] + aodach Slainte dhaoine ga ro[bh] ann'.

Dates

  • 17 January 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 10r, line 15 to folio 10v, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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