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Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin', c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/35

Scope and Contents

Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staolagearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The first story tells how a woman had boiled a seal and thrown its bones on the midden whereupon an big, old, grey woman appaered and sang a song beginning, 'Spog Finaghala spog spaidrich', the song being composed of three lines. The second story tells how another man had killed a seal and he saw a shadow at the window and heard a voice singing a song beginning 'Och nan och cha mhis an ron, Och nan och cha mhis an ron, ach an curai mor gu fior'. THe somhg is composed of seven lines.

Dates

  • c1875

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 100r, line 1 to folio 100r, line 22

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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