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Story about Glenlyon and Gobhainn Innerùidh and accompanying song, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/166

Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about [Robert Campbell of] Glenlyon and Gobhainn Innerùidh [the smith of Inverewe] in which the smith fires a shot at Glenlyon, who asks who he is to which the response is that the bullet comes with the blessing of the 'smith of Innar mhuic' [Innerwick/Inbhir Mhuice, Siorrachd Peairt/Perthshire]. The smith is killed and a battle ensues. The song which accompanies the song is 'Bodaich nam Brigais' or 'ghall air bord Bheal[ach]', beginning 'Tha muint[ir] Loch O'a, Cho dugh an deothach' and concluding with 'Nach d euich 'Bodach nam brigis gha[bh] si[bh] air ratreata'. Also contains a note that the word 'urla' means 'face, countenance'.


  • 1883

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 46r, line 18 to folio 47r, line 10

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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