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Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' and accompanying note, 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/93

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' [Oran do Dhòmhnull Ghorm Òg Shleibhte le Mhuime] collected from Mairead nin Aonais Duinn Dhonullach [Mairead nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnallach or Margaret MacDonald], 'close up 80 [years of age]', Malacleit [Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Naile bho hi, Nail triall [bheinn gun rumhaire]'. The song is composed of fifty-three lines, four of which were added after a short note about the singer, and has some gaps and deletions.The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first page of text is 'Transcribed Book No II page 266 Thursday 10/11 1870 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'. Also written there but in pencil is the following, 'The old woman sang this song very well considering her age and vowed from our previous meeting that she would give me all the old things she had.'


  • 14 July 1870 and 10 November 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 28v, line 3 to folio 29v, line 8


MacDonald, Rev A. and MacDonald, Rev A., (eds.), MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry (Inverness, 1911), pp. 35-59

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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