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Song entitled 'Laoi Chlann Uisne' and accompanying note, 15 March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/13

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Chlann Uisne' collected from Donul Mac a Bhi [Donald MacPhee], smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'A Chlann Uisne nan each geala, Sibh a tir nam fear fuil[each]' and composed of one hundred and fifty nine lines. The accompanying note written transversely over some of the text reads 'Copy sent the Rev Mr Clerk Killmallie Oct[ober] 11th 1867 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] another copy sent him Jan[uary] 6th 1869 A[lexander] C[armichael].' MacPhee states that he heard the song from 'Eachunn mac Neil - dall - an Eoligearry' [Eòlaigearraidh/Eoligarry] about forty years before [c1827]. A vocabulary note also accompanies this story.


  • Creation: 15 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 25r, line 7 to folio 29v, line 4


Carmichael, Alexander, 'Deirdire', Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, vol. XIII (1886-1887), pp. 241-257
Carmichael, Alexander, Deirdire and the Lay of the Children of Uisne (Edinburgh, 1905).

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