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Song entitled 'Suaran agus Goll' and accompanying notes, c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/64

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Suaran agus Goll' collected from Conneach Moirestan [Kenneth Morrison] Trithean, near Carbost, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgtheanach/Isle of Skye] on 12 December 1861. The song begins 'Thig an dis an ainnie gaol, Ach air Goll bha 'gorm shuil chaoin'. The song contains three verses of four lines each. The background to the song is given telling how Suaran and Goll loved the same woman and had a go-between telling each man what the other was saying. The accompanying note states that Kenneth heard this from Iain mac Iain 'ic Eoghain in Talisker, who had more of this 'laoidh' but he could not remember it. Written transversely across the text in a different ink is 'See Seann Dana page 144 and page 153'. There are some annotations to the text in pencil and in ink.


  • Creation: c1862

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 146r, line 1 to folio 146r, line 26


Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar na FĂ©inne (London, 1872), p. 212.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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