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Various items, c 1907-1928


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Various items.
  1. Some music sheets, presumably Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s original notations of the songs, sheet including ‘Capt. [Captain] Ritchie, Iona, June 1928’, ‘Angus Macphail, Iona, June 1928’ (also on separate sheet, marked ‘Iona Waulking Song d A Angus Macphail’), ‘Rope-hauling chanty’, double-sheet, marked ‘Lewis’, including ‘Waulking Tunes – from the Lewes’: ‘Herman Dubh’, ‘’S a Ghaoil a saoil a faidh mi thu’, ‘Eil a mi’, ‘E. Chinan Dubh O dhin’, sheet including ‘Mo chasan dubh’, some notes of Gaelic texts, on reverses of ‘A Visit to Bayreuth and Wagner’s “Parsifal”’, The Edinburgh Magazine, offprint, 26 January 1907, and ‘Mrs Kennedy Fraser’s Lecture Recitals, [...]. Subject – “A Visit to the Outer Hebrides” and “Celtic Music”’, part of recital programme, 9 February 1907, ‘D. D. got the audience of 2000 people [...]’, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser transcript of newspaper article, Aberdeen Free Press, 8 May 1916, on reverse of ‘Glasgow Athenæum “Songs of the Hebrides” recital, Wednesday, 22nd December 1915, at 8 o’clock. With Mrs Kennedy-Fraser’s Compliments’, leaflet, manuscripts.
  2. Notebook, softbound, beige, 13x18 cm, 34 pages (one leaf missing), marked ‘Songs from Harris 1927. Noted by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’, manuscript, containing several tunes: ‘1. At the Glen, Harris’, ‘2. one of many versions of “Chailein Og, an stiuir thu mìse”’, ‘3. From Mrs Morrison. Mo nighean donn’ ‘4. Thug mi ’a stiuir’, ‘5. Ho ro ho Hug a bhi’, ‘6. From Mrs Norman Macleod, The Glen. Hu ho leo’ hao i ho ro’, ‘7. From Mrs Norman Macleod, The Glen. Ho i a luine ho ro hug o’, ‘15.’, ‘From Marion Mackay, Obbe. Ille dhuinn gur tu bu toigh leam’, ‘From Marion Mackay, Obbe. A Mary Macleod song: Hi ho riom o ròho’, ‘10. From Marion Mackay, Obbe. Tha mi bhi buar’, ‘11. From Marion Mackay, Obbe. “Chi mi bata”’, ‘12. From Marion Mackay, Obbe. Milking Croon: ged a chrodh’, ‘13. From Marion Mackay, Obbe’, ‘14. From Marion Mackay, Obbe. Hu leo ho leo’, ‘From Mrs Norman Macleod, The Glen, Harris. Tha faclachd orm fhin, a Righ!’, ‘From Mrs Norman Macleod, The Glen, Harris’, ‘From Mrs Norman Macleod. Ho hi hoju o Mhorag’, ‘Mo nìghean duin bhoidheach’.
  3. Notebook, softbound, brown, 12x17 cm, 24 pages, manuscript, in unknown hand, fragment of letter attached to cover: ‘Nicolson, c/o Greig, 25 Elizabeth St., Ibrox, Glasgow. 27.10.22 [27 October 1922]’, containing tunes and Gaelic verses: ‘Sleat Song’, ‘Cha tíg Mòr mo bhean dhachaidh’, ‘Chluinn mi na H-eoin’, ‘Mo Nighean donn an t-sugraidh’, ‘Seoladh port na carragh’, ‘A Mhor thoir a bhruach Ort’, ‘Cumha do Dh’ Uilleam Siseal (Strath Ghlais)’.
  4. ‘Down the high road we will go’, English text in manuscript, attached to loose leaf of printed music from unknown publication. ‘Song by Henry Scott Riddell and “McKenzie’s Farewell to Sutherland”, Pibroch arranged for the Pianoforte by Marjory KennedyFraser’, both on same sheet, both incomplete, manuscript.
  5. ‘“The Wedding of Shon Maclean”, Written to Robt [Robert] Buchanan. Composed by J. L. Hatton’, arranged for voice and piano, manuscript.
  6. ‘“How love came”, Words by R. H. V. [Bloor], Music by E. Cuthbert Nunn [1868-1914]’, arranged for voice and piano, manuscript. Anonymous, arranged for voice and piano, one [last] sheet only, manuscript.
  7. ‘“Mind your oars”, Song’, by William Weir, manuscript.
  8. ‘Scales of bagpipe chanters as actually observed’, leaflet.


  • c 1907-1928


Language of Materials

English and Scottish Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

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


From the Box: 1 box

Custodial History

Gen. 286

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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