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Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' and accompanying note and vocabulary note, 14 March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/9

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' [Comhrag Fheinn agus Mhanuis] Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Ga be biodh [leime] laoidh, Eir an traigh tha siar fo dheas.' It is composed of one hundred and seventy six lines, some of which have been written transversely over the top of other text. MacPhee states that he heard the song from Iain mac Fhearchair or Iain Johnson ' A little old man who lived at Cille Bhara [Cille Bharra/Kilbar]. The text is written in ink and contains some annotations in pencil. The accompanying vocabulary note reads 'Conabhair = Dog Keeper Lothain = Chain between two dogs Bi do mhial choin eir lothain Ail Dall'.


  • Creation: 14 March 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 14r, line 1 to folio 18r, line 18


Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar Na Féinne (London, 1872) pp 77-78.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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