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Song entitled 'Bas Chaoirill', 22 October 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/54

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Bas Chaoirill' [The Death of Caoireal] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], an old man, Trithinn, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 28 October 1861. The song begins 'Ann tigh Teamh-righ nan cruit ciuil, Air dhuinn a bhith tearc mun bhord no, triall nan corn' and is composed of forty-four lines later denoted in pencil as eleven verses. There is one further annotation in pencil.


  • Creation: 22 October 1864

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 133r, line 1 to folio 134r, line 2


Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol IV () p237 - mentions this tale.

Repository Details

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