South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Laoi Na Frithe' collected from Barabal MacPhie, Dremisdale, S[outh] Uist [Barbara MacPhie, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dia romhan's Dia am dheoghai'. The charm is 'to secure that for which a person is looking' and it is stated that 'a person can ascertain before hand whether or not he will get his wishes or what he is in search of'. The text of the charm has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to the text in both pen and...
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...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents List of names, probably informants comprising Duncan MacLellan, Neill MacNeil 'mac Iain bhain', Isobel Chisholm and 'Barbal Drimsdale'.
Scope and Contents Note on Caisteal Bheagrum [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its dimensions and condition with accompanying diagrams including measurements. Notes that 'Earth taken from Cé on the N[orth] side opp[osite] to raise the isle so the place is a sgala.' He states that the last person to be born on Eilean Bheagram, about one hundred and forty years ago [c1732] was Catrina niean Aonais ic Ruari niean Fir Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge], daughter of a daughter of Glenaldale...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note on religious festivals collected from Barbara MacPhie, Drimsdale, South Uist [Dreumasdal/Uibhist a Deas] including 'La fheill Moire na teacaireac' [Feast of the Annunciation] and 'La nan uile Naomh' [All Saints' Day]. She states that the sun dances on the Sunday after Good Friday 'in joy for a risen Saviour' and that she has seen it once, 'The sun alternately became green, red, and purple, and then gloriously bright white and jumped up and down and then danced with joy'. The text has been...
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chi mi Caibeal Dhiar[maid], Na chreag iasg' [Donnchadh Mac Cuilcein/Duncan Mac Cuilcein] collected from Barbara MacPhi [Barbara MacPhie] aged 73, Dreumsdale [Dreumasdal/Drimsdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of twenty lines and is interrupted with a note on where 'Teisteamul nan gauna' [Teistamul nan Gamhna] is. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 27 March 1872