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Song entitled 'Gleann' and accompanying notes, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/75

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Gleann' collected from Christy MacLeod, aged 47, Obe, Harris, originally from St Kilda [Obbe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Himbo cha ruig mi ort, Be mise gun ite in Hearra'. The accompanying notes state how she has collected seven stones of feathers because of her dog's bird-hunting abilities, that dogs are numerous in St Kilda with every family having three or four for the birds and that 'The St Kilda people in Australia were saying in their Gaelic that they would rather be in Mullach-mor hill in St Kilda' [Mullach Mòr]. Written transversely in ink across the song is 'Transcribed B[ook] III page 225 10/12 83 A[lexander] C[armichael]' and the rest of the text has been scored through in ink to show it has been transcribed.


  • Creation: 11 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm