South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 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 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 Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing proverbs; Fenian tales; stories about shipwrecks; Roderick Morison 'An Clàrsair Dall' and his father John Morison tacksman of Bragar; the Beaton family; and about sea-faring; notes about islands in the Sound of Harris; and a small amount of vocabulary.
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 Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
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 poem, probably collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Guileag i guil sgeala mo dhunadh, Turas na dunach' [Conaltradh nam Beathaichean or Conversation Between the Animals]. The poem is composed of four lines and appears to be the part of the poem attributed to an eala or the swan.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Air fairi e guiri ach grulan, Buiean uallach tha aig iallai' probably collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of eight lines.
Dates: 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Christina MacInnes [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill] beginning 'Oisein eibhin[n] a mhic Fhinn, A Loaich fhaoilidh bu mhor pris'. A fragmentary note accompanying it seems to indicate a man who has the full song. The note reads 'Donul Curri [Donald Currie] S[outh] Lochboisdale [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whom see -'.
Dates: 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich' [Duan an Dòmhnaich or Hymn of the Sunday] probably collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, beginning '[-] Chriosta cholain, Gun eisd ri glearaich nan gall.' The song is composed of three lines and has been scored through in ink.
Dates: 28 October 1872