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North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...

Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' and accompanying notes, c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/76
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' collected from Eachun MacCiseig [Hector MacIsaac, joiner, Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic 's e thuirt a Righ, Oscair a righ nan ard ghlath'. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has an annotation in pencil. The background to the song is given telling how Fionn expected to hand over his kingdom to Oscar, when he died if he killed Caibre Ruadh an Eirinn. The comhairle or conversation takes place after a...

Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' and accompanying notes, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/75
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' collected from Eachun Mac Ciseig [Hector MacIsaac], joiner, Aird-mhor, Iocar, Uist d{eas] [Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 21 July 1865 beginning 'Moladh air ard aigne Ghoill, Fear cogaidh Fhinn'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. MacIsaac states that he heard the song from Ruaraidh (ruadh) Domhnullach [Roderick MacDonald] at Clachan-a-ghloip [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The notes give the background to the song telling...

Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' and accompanying note, 15 August 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/14
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....