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Song entitled 'Duan Fir Baoghasdail' and accompanying story, 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/45

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Duan Fir Baoghasdail' and accompanying story collected from Raol Donnullach [Raghnall Dòmhnallach or Ranald MacDonald], aged 81 years, Geary mone [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Ranald tells how a woman from Coll [Cola, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] 'had been in at Boisdale + she told of a duan [song] that a Coll man comp[osed] to the Laird of Coll'. [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and MacLean of Coll]. When Mor Leanach [Mòr Maclean, daughter of Hector Maclean of Coll] and her husband Alastair Baoghastail [Alasdair Baghasdal or Alexander MacDonald] saw Iain Ruadh [-] coming they closed the door on him and would not let him in until he composed as good a song as had been composed for Maclean of Coll. The song which Iain Ruadh composed begins ' On thainic mi [an duic] chan oil liom dhol a aite'.


  • Creation: 3 February 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11r, line 6 to folio 11v, line 19

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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