Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Donl Mhic Iain Ic Sheumas' beginning 'Eir fara la o air farala o', collected from Mairi Nic GilleMhaoil [Mary MacMillan] Lianacui, Iocar [Lionacuidhe and Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. 'Heard this from Mairiread Nic Àigh [Margaret MacKay] Benbecula Gearrabeag [Gearraidh Beag, Beinn na Faoghla]. She was about 60 or 65. She had it best of any in the plac[e].' Text has been scored through and a note on folio 63v reads 'B[ook] 2 p Transcribed May 6 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald]...
Dates: 8 April 1869 to 6 May 1869