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Song entitled 'Stidir beag Rua' [Stidear Beag Ruadh] and accompanying story, 18 September 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/233

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Stidir beag Rua' [Stidear Beag Ruadh] beginning 'Stidi[dh] beag rua, Mhara [h scored out] tu eun domh' probably collected from Ann Livingstone (née MacPherson) aged about 80 years, Bunawe [Bun Abha/Bonawe, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The story states that the song was composed by Mary Na h-Ua'ach who lived in a cave in Mull [Am Muile] with her cat. Text has been scored through as if copied elsewhere.


  • Creation: 18 September 1884

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 68v, line 15 to folio 69r, line 13


MacBain, Alexander, An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (Glasgow, 1896)

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