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Song entitled 'Seathan' with accompanying note and vocabulary note, 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/23

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Seathan' collected from Mairi Dhonullach and Mairi [bean], Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] beginning 'Na huru o na hi horo, Na hi horo hogh o ho ho-o, Nach do leig iad sin us talamh lein'. The song is composed of twenty-three lines and has been scored through in ink with the following note written transversely over it 'B[ook] 2 P[age] [-] Transcribed June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'. The note describes how the song was sung, 'The singer of the tuiream sings the whole chorus when each verse is finished. These two women one carding the other spinning sing this song beautifully. One sings the chorus the other the tuiream.'


  • 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 13r, line 11 to folio 13v, line 23


Carmichael, Alexander Carmina Gadelica, vol. V (Edinburgh, 1954), pp. 60-83

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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