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Song entitled 'Oran Si - Mhuracha mac Iain' and accompanying story, 27 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/55

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Oran Si - Mhuracha mac Iain' collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Hi-ri-ri-ri u o, S olc an obair fir turais'. The song is composed of twenty-eight lines, the last of which have been written transversely over part of the preceding lines. The accompanying story states that the song was composed by a fairy woman, who had been promised in marriage to Murchadh mac Iain but he married another woman. His wife died in childbirth and he went to fetch the nurse for the infant. He met the fairy woman on a knoll and fell asleep which is when she sang the song to him. The text contains a number of annotations and has been scored through in ink. Written transversely in ink is 'B[ook] III P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.


  • Creation: 27 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 32r, line 11 to folio 32v, line 28

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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