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Song entitled 'Chai e leis', 22 May 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/18

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Oighrig NicCruimein nighean dhol Dhonul mac Cruimein [Effie MacCrimmon], age 84, [Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Gur mise tha fo ghruaim, Gur a fluich tha mo ghruaidh'. Eibhrig says 'Si mo mhathair a rin an d-oran so ga an duine aice' [My mother composed this song for her husband]; the heading, written by Carmichael, is 'Chai[dh] e leis [a' chreig]', in other words he fell from the cliff. The song contains many annotations pencil and in ink and the text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 22 May 1865

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 86 folios ; 20.3 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 56r, line 1 to folio 56v, line 13

[Mackenzie, Rev. Neil], 'Bardachd Irteach', The Celtic Review, vol. II (1905-06), pp. 334-335.
Bill Lawson, Croft History of St Kilda (Northton, Harris, 1993), p. 10.
Michael Robson, St Kilda: Church, Visitors and 'Natives', (Ness, 2006), pp. 441-42, 464n.77, 474-75.
Stiùbhart, Domhnall Uilleam, ‘Alasdair MacGilleMhìcheil: Fear-Cruinneachaidh Òran ri linn nan 1860an’, Foinn agus Focail: Léachtaí Cholm Cille XL (Maynooth, 2010), pp. 118-19.

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