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Song beginning 'Ailein Duinn shiulain leat' and accompanying story, 7 August 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/5

Scope and Contents

Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her fiance. Some details of the Campbell family are noted in the story including their eventual emigration to America. The song is composed of twenty two lines. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely over it in pencil is ''Gaol b ann an tiura 'n lair e, [-] = rolag-mhara' and in ink is 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] III page 215 10/12 1883 A[lexander] C[armichael].'


  • Creation: 7 August 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm