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Song beginning 'Horo hugo hugo' and accompanying note, 12 July 1870 and 10 December 1882

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/83

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Tao-tua Harris [Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Horo hugo hugo, [Don theid rudire dhol]' [Am Bròn Binn]. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines but it appears to be incomplete as a fifty-ninth line has been started but not finished. The text has been scored through in ink and a transverse note reads 'Transcribed Book III page 232 10 Dec[embe]r 1882 A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying note states that Mary MacRae is from Kintail [Cinn Tàile, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]and that she has been in Harris for fifteen years. There appears to be three annotations in a different pencil.


  • Creation: 12 July 1870 and 10 December 1882

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 23r, line 1 to folio 24r, line 12

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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