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Song entitled 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill', 26 May 1869 and 17 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/41

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' collected from 'bean an Tailleir Donul Mac an Toishich' [Margaret MacIntosh or Mrs Donald MacIntosh, the tailor's wife], S[outh] Boisdale [Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], beginning, 'Nuair seacha tu sios an talla n ro fion, Stu nach tig a nios gun stop'. The song is composed of forty-five lines which bear annotations or amendments. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio is,' B[ook] 3 P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 17 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'. Preceding the information on the informant is the line 'Gu h-eibhinn an t snaim'. The informant heard this song and 'Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèibhteach' [see next item] from her sister who lived with her grandmother '"Fionaghal nin Aonas ic Caluim" a woman who [had] a number of old poems'.


  • 26 May 1869 and 17 June 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm