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Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876

Fragment of a song beginning 'Oisein eibhinn a mhic Fhinn', 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/85
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Christina MacInnes [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill] beginning 'Oisein eibhin[n] a mhic Fhinn, A Loaich fhaoilidh bu mhor pris'. A fragmentary note accompanying it seems to indicate a man who has the full song. The note reads 'Donul Curri [Donald Currie] S[outh] Lochboisdale [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whom see -'.
Dates: 16 June 1876

Prayer beginning 'Lai mi noc le Moire 's le Mac', 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/
Scope and Contents Prayer probably collected from Christina MacInnes, Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, beginning 'Lai mi noc le Moire 's le Mac, Le maic mo righ gam dhion o gach olc' [Beannachadh Leapa or Bed Blessing]. The prayer is composed of seven lines and has been scored through in ink as if to indicate that it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 16 June 1876

Song beginning 'Chai an conn Gun deach an conn an cuil', 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/84
Scope and Contents Song collected from Cairistina nin Duil [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill or Christina MacInnes], Creagorry [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Chai an conn Gun deach an conn an cuil'. The song is composed of forty-five lines and it appears as if lines three and four have been missed out. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. Cairistiona is noted as 'Bean bhoc[hd] a bhios sniomh dhan mhnaoi agam'.
Dates: 16 June 1876

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuil Liosadair' and accompanying story, 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/57
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuil Liosadair' [Laoidh Dùghaill Liosadair] collected from Cairistina Nin Duil (Nic aonas) [Christina MacInnes], Creagorry, Benbecula [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'Cluinn a dhuine bi nad fhaicill, Mu'n tuit cadail orst na deiseil'. The song is composed of ninety-four lines. This item has been written in four different types of pencil and has been scored through in ink as if to indicate that it has been transcribed elsewhere. THere is one annotation in ink...
Dates: 16 June 1876

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuill Liosadair' and accompanying story, 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/17
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Dhuill Liosadair' [Laoidh Dùghaill Liosadair] collected from Cairistina nighean Duill (Nic Aonais) [Christine MacInnes] Creag-goiridh Beinnafaothla [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Cluinn a dhuine bith na d fhaicil, Mu n tuit cadal ort na dusal'. The accompanying story states that the hymn was composed by Dughal Liosadair, who lived in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] after he had fallen into a long trance. There is a single annotation to the...
Dates: 16 June 1876