South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'A Chloimh Chat' [The Catkin Wool] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Àird-nan-Laogh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Buainidh mise Chloimh-chat, An lion a bhuain Bride o (romh?) 'glaic'. Additions have been made to it in ink and a tick indicates it has been transcribed elsewhere. A note also reads 'See p[age] 78'.
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Eala-Bhì' [St John's Wort] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Àird-nan-Laogh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'An Eala-bhi! 'an Eala-bhi!, Mo niarach neach aig am bith'. Text has been marked as having been transcribed.
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Torranan' [Charm of the Figwort] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Aird-nan-Laogh, South Uist [Àird nan Laogh, Uibhist a Deas] and accompanying note, written transversely in a different ink over the text of the previous charm 'Eolas Beum Sula' (see Coll-97/CW7/19) and in the margin of folio 28v, describing where the figwort grows, how it is gathered and how it is used in the charm.
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing mainly Fenian songs and cattle charms. Most of the charms relate to cattle and working in the dairy and so are recited for the protection and healing of cattle, although there are some charms for protecting and healing people as well. A number of the charms include the use of medicinal plants, for which there is additional vocabulary. Carmichael also includes charms and customs for predicting marriage partners. Almost all of...