South Uist 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 '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