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Song beginning 'A phiurag nan run liura' and accompanying note, 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/21

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Ruari mac Dhonil [Roderick MacNeil], aged 94 years, Miulay [MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay] beginning 'A phiurag nan run liura, Bheil u d chadal fa[tha]st a ruin' [A Phiuthrag na Run or Little Sister of Love]. The song is composed of twenty-two lines, has a number of amendments in pencil and has been scored through in ink, with a note written transversely across it which reads 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869'. The accompanying note states that this cumha or lament was heard in a dream, sung by the dead sister of the dreamer, and everything which the dead sister had sung happened. It was an 'aislig' [aisling] which happened in Ireland.


  • Creation: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11v, line 1 to folio 12r, line 10


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. V (Edinburgh, 1954), pp. 48-59

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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