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Song beginning 'An Cailain Og o Stiuraibh i', 12 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/85

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris beginning 'An Cailain Og o Stiuraibh i, S gara an oi[dh]che noc[hd] rim thao[bh]'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely over the initial lines reads 'Transcribed Friday night 11/11 1870 Book No 3 page 101 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how it was composed by Iain mac Mhic Mhurchai Leois [John MacKenzie of Lewis]


  • Creation: 12 July 1870

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 24v, line 19 to folio 25v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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