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Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/73

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' [Seathan mac Rìgh Beiribh or John, son of the King of Bergen] collected from Donnacha Mac an Leallain [Duncan MacLellan], crofter, Iocar, Uist D[eas] [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-àth, Ceum an rothaidh 's e ro dhian'. The song describes a raid made by the son of the King of Bergen and how he was overcome by Comhrag, Fionn's top houndsman and is composed of forty-six lines, which have been marked in pencil into twenty-two verses.


  • Creation: c1875

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 160r, line 1 to folio 160v, line 27

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW113/5 - a copy of this item from the same informant.

Coll-97/CW107/40 and Coll-97/CW113/6 are other versions of the song given by different informants.


Campbell, John Francis, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol III (Edinburgh, 1862) pp 282-287.
Henderson, George, The Norse influence on Celtic Scotland (Glasgow, 1910) pp 323-326.

Repository Details

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