South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula' [Charm for the Eye], collected from [Margaret] MacIntosh, wife of Donald MacIntosh, tailor, South Boisdale, South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'Cuiri mis an oba so ri m shuil'.
Dates: 14 October 1875
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 Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèibhteach] collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Naill i a bho ho i, A ghrian si g eiridh'. The song is composed of sixty one lines which bear amendments and annotations in pencil. The accompanying note states that each stanza of the song should be sung four times. The informant heard this song and 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' [see previous...
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 15 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' collected from 'bean an Tailleir Donul Mac an Toishich' [Margaret MacIntosh or Mrs Donald MacIntosh, the tailor's wife], S[outh] Boisdale [Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], beginning, 'Nuair seacha tu sios an talla n ro fion, Stu nach tig a nios gun stop'. The song is composed of forty-five lines which bear annotations or amendments. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio...
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 17 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Seathain' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann - John the Son of the King of Ireland] probably collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Huru na hurri bho horo, Nam fai[c]te Sea[thain] ag eiridh'. The song is composed of fourteen lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The text is slightly obscured by another item having been written transversely across it also in pencil.
Dates: 26 May 1869