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Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' and accompanying note, 26 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/42

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèibhteach] collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Naill i a bho ho i, A ghrian si g eiridh'. The song is composed of sixty one lines which bear amendments and annotations in pencil. The accompanying note states that each stanza of the song should be sung four times. The informant heard this song and 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' [see previous item] from her sister who lived with her grandmother '"Fionaghal nin Aonas ic Caluim" a woman who [had] a number of old poems'. Carmichael notes that 'This is [a] splendid song upon a cleithluai when sung by 20 or 24 voices - 8, 10 or 12 on each side.' The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the second folio is 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] 15 June 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'


  • Creation: 26 May 1869 and 15 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 23v, line 17 to folio 25r, line 22

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW150/61 - another version of this song

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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