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‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscript, including “Original copies of Notes & Tunes Hebridean”’, 1927-1930


Scope and Contents

‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscript, including “Original copies of Notes & Tunes Hebridean”’.
  1. ‘Songs of the Hebrides, ms. [manuscript], incl. [including] “Original copies of Notes & Tunes Hebridean”’. ‘Original copies of Notes & Tunes Hebridean’: several sheets with fragments of songs, noted by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser in Barra, August 1927, from Bean Shomhairle bhìg, Mrs M‘Kinnon, Roderick MacKinnon, Catriona Macmillan, Mrs Calum Johnson, Mrs Campbell, North Bay - in Harris, August 1927, from Mrs Morrison, Obbe, Marion Mackay, Obbe, Mary Mackay, Obbe, Mrs Norman Macleod, The Glen.
  2. Catalogue of Songs of the Hebrides, Boosey & Co., London, eight pages, printed, with some handwritten notes by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser.
  3. German translations of six songs (‘The Death Croon’, ‘An Eriskay Lullaby’, ‘The Silver Whistle’, ‘The Seal-Woman’s Croon’, ‘Sea-Sounds’, ‘Skye Water-Kelpie’s Lullaby’), translated by M. L. von Hodenberg, typed stencil copies.
  4. Letter from Kenneth Macleod, Gigha, 17 March 1927.
  5. Notes on Freer’s book: ‘Freer says ...’
  6. ‘The Keel Row’, arrangement by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, manuscript.
  7. ‘Burn’s Address to the Woodlark’, compiled by James Kennedy, manuscript.
  8. ‘The lonely Swan’/‘Mar Eala Bhan’ or ‘Fear a Bhata’, old Hebridean song, English by Kenneth Macleod, arranged by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, manuscript.
  9. Various arrangements of Scots/Burns songs: ‘My Heart is sair’, ‘Ae fond Kiss’, ‘Queen Mary in Prison’ (words by Burns, set to a West Highland/Poolewe air by Marjory Kennedy Fraser), manuscripts.
  10. Note from Kenneth Macleod: ‘The Stornoway words are quite impossible ...’
  11. Publicity leaflets for recitals in London, with photograph of Marjory and Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser, notes on reverses.
  12. Letter from William Gwin, Paris, 1 May 1930, with French translations of six songs, ‘Six Chants des Iles Hebrides’: ‘Land of Heart’s Desire’, ‘The Uncanny Manniken of the Cattle Fold’, ‘The Wind on the Moor’, ‘The Christ-Child’s Lullaby’, ‘Deirdre’s Farewell to Scotland’, ‘Dance to Your Shadow’, translation by W. Gwin, manuscript.


  • 1927-1930


Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic, German, French, Scots.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to format, there is no current listening access to the recordings.


From the Box: 1 box

Previous reference

Gen. 274

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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