South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse probably collected from Janet MacIsaac or Currie, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn, Aingeal an dorust gach tai[gh], Gus an tig an la m[h]air[each]' [Urnaigh Smaladh Teine or Prayer for Smooring the Fire].
Dates: 19 October 1870
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Janet Currie bean F[h]ion[nlai]gh mac Iain ic Ruar[aidh] Alan Sta[oin]abrig.' [Janet MacIsaac, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chailin [chailin] og is stunach [stumach] Bha mi la fala sin fhasach' probably collected from Seonaid Curaidh [Seònaid Nic Mhuirich or Janet Currie] [Àird na Monadh/Ardnamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The last four lines of the song lines are also written transversely across the page. Text has been scored through as if the text has been transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Hu hu niru bha u hi hu nirro bha ho I iuro bha u. Fheudail a dh fhear an dachaich' collected from Seonaid Curaidh [seònaid Nic Mhuirich or Janet Currie] [Àird na Monadh/Ardnamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Text has been scored through as if the text has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 8 April 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich' [The Poem of the Lord's Day], collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Duan an Donaich a dh ghil, Finn foinneart Chriost a chonai[dh]'. The song is composed of fifty-six lines and has been scored through in ink. Written transversely over the first page of text is, 'Transcribed into Book 3 page 91 10/11 1870 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 10 November 1870
Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' and accompanying story, 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' [A Spaidearachd Bharrach] collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist A Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhia s gaolach liom an gille, Gha bheil deiread agus gill-dhuinnead'. The song is composed of twenty six lines and has been scored through in ink with a transverse note reading 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book III 241 page A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how MacNeill of Barra, possibly...
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Alastair ic Colla', collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], aged 70 years, Staonebrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Hile inn o ho, a, huill o ro han, Hilleirin ho, Mul[adach] Mul[adach] tha mi, Dire[adh] na bein[ne] sga tearnad[h]'. The song is composed of forty-two lines. The accompanying note reads 'Aoine is a for[tunate] day many per[sons] will not do anything on Friday - cut not peats corn or lift pot[atoes]'. The text has been...
Dates: 19 October 1870