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Song entitled 'Coisgrigeadh an Aodaich' and accompanying notes, 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/1

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, entitled 'Coisgrigeadh an Aodaich' [Consecration of the Cloth]. The song begins 'S math gha'ainsa mo rann, A teuma le gleann' and is composed of lines. The accompanying note describes the work done while the song is sung, 'The web is made into a roll. All the women work at the roll patting it and the rann is said three times over. Then at the end the roll is tossed end over and say A a aodach seo [-] chan fhaoibh e. Then turn it back and say S cha chuid cleir no sagairt e.' A vocabulary note reads 'Cuimhne an fheidh' [cuibhne an fhèidh or antlers] = Croic an fheidh "Cridhe do chuimhne air a chodacha le stailinn", the quotation being taken from 'Conn Mac An Deirg' in 'Sean Dana le Oisian, Orann, Ulann &c' (see publications below). The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 7 August 1886

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 13 x 19.7 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 1r, line 1 to folio 1v, line 13


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. IV (Edinburgh, 1941), pp. 96–97
Smith, John, Sean Dana le Oisian, Orran, Ulann &c (Edinburgh, 1787), p. 259

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