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Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' and accompanying story, 14 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/6

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' [Lay of Dearg] and accompanying story Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breubhaig, Barraidh [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Airis dhuinn Oisein dhamach, A mhic Fh[inn] shuairce sho-ghradhaire' and composed of a hundred and forty four lines. The text is written in ink but written transversely across the first page in pencil is 'Transcribed April 30 1869'. MacPhee states that he heard the song from 'Eachun mac Neil [Hector MacNeil] a blind man who lived in Mac Neil of Barra's house as musician and historian. Hector Mac Neil was a big powerful man and considered the best fiddler in Scotland. He married when he was considerably past 80 years.'

Dates

  • 14 March 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 6v, line 1 to folio 11r, line 20

Bibliography

Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar Na Féinne (London, 1872), pp. 107-109.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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