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Song beginning 'Bhean ad thall gu de their h-aire', 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/29

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Mairi Dhonullach [Mary MacDonald], aged about 28 years, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay, beginning 'Bhean ad thall gu de their h-aire', Moran broin sann cheol fo'n lar 'omh'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, the third last and the last lines have been marked with a '1' and a '2' respectively. Carmichael notes 'At the end of each verse 4 lines the singer sings the chorus.' The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.


  • 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 16v, line 19 to folio 18r, line 5

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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