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Song entitled 'Tala na Mna Si' and accompanying story, 7 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/114

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Tala na Mna Si' [Taladh na Man Sìth] collected from Mairi Dhonullach Lochephort [Loch Euphort/Locheport, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning Hug og hug aoireach, bean og sa bhail'. The song is composed of forty-three lines. The accompanying story tells how a woman left her child in a cradle and when she returned it was gone. On searching for the child a bean-shì [fairy woman' was heard singing the song in a siein [sìthean or fairy hill]. Some amendments have been made to the text, which has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across the first page,'Transcribed into Scrap Book 2 page 210 10/11 1870 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'


  • Creation: 7 September 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 36v, line 1 to folio 37v, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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