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Song beginning 'Mara m ath[air] s mo mhath[air]' and accompanying story, 23 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/40

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Roderick MacNeil, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'Mara m ath[air] s mo mhath[air], Mara mo phiu[th]ar s mo bhr[ath]air'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines, which contain amendments in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'B[ook] 3 P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869'. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed to a girl who met a fairy who wanted to keep her in his fairy hill. The story continues with what appears to be a description of the fairies at work.


  • 23 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 21v, line 16 to folio 22v, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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