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Song entitled 'Neacainn an Duin' and accompanying story, 18 September 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/229

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Neacainn an Duin' beginning 'Mhic Neacail [scored out] on Dun o thur nam baideal' and accompanying story collected from Ann Livingstone (née MacPherson) aged about 80 years, Bunawe [Bun Abha/Bonawe, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Carmichael notes 'She sang this sweetly and she says her mother sang it very well. Macneacain ran away with his wife's sister. His wife composed this...He never ret[urned] to his wife. True story.' Ann's mother is noted as being a MacCallum from Laudal [Laudale] in Morvern [A' Mhorbhainne] and 'a beautiful singer'. Text has been scored through and written across the first page is 'See Records of Argyll'.


  • Creation: 18 September 1884

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 67r, line 2 to folio 68r, line 2


Campbell, Lord Archibald (ed.), Records of Argyll (Edinburgh and London, 1885), pp. 502-505

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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