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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charm for love, 29 October 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/103
Scope and Contents Charm for love [Eòlas Gràdhaich or Love Charm] collected from 'old' Angus Currie, pauper, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Chan eolas gra aich dhuit, Uisge thra'adh romh shop'. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the text is 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] III p192 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 5 October 1875' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Family history and story about Clanvurich Staoligeary and accompanying verse, 29 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/104
Scope and Contents Family history and story about Clanvurich [Clann Mhuirich] Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Angus Currie, pauper, Iocar [Ìochdar] describing the different lands held by different generations of the clan up until they lost Stadhlaigearraidh as the seventeenth generation to have lived there over three hundred and sixty years. The name of the last member of the clan to hold it was Niall mac Lachlain ioc Neill ioc Dhonil [Niall mac...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Song beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor a Mhor', 30 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/117
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor a Mhor, Dh-eir mi mall s dh eir mi moch'.

Song beginning 'Ho bobarra dirdearra', 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/115
Scope and Contents Song collected from Aonas Currie [Angus Currie], Ardnamona, Iocar [Àird na Monadh, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Ho bobarra dirdearra, Seach an stuirst'. The song is composed of sixteen lines and has a number of annotations. The text has been scored through in two different inks and wirtten transversely across the text is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p.199 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 5 October 1875.' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Song entitled 'Donnacha MacCuilcein' and accompanying note, 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/116
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Donnacha MacCuilcein' probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Se Don MacC[uilcein], Thug tuil eir gach sad'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. The accompanying note states that the song was composed by 'Nin Donil ioc Cathain (Nic Mhuirich)' about Donnacha MacCuilcein [Duncan MacQuilken], who built the first mill in Uibhist/Uist, damming the water at Tobha Mòr/Howmore whereupon 'a great flood came & covered all the...

Stories relating to the harvest tradition of the 'cailleach', 30 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/118
Scope and Contents Stories probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, relating to the harvest tradition of the 'cailleach', the last sheaf of corn to be cut from the field. The cailleach was sent by someone who had finished cutting his corn to a neighbour who had not finished cutting theirs and was considered to be a great disgrace. One story tells of a man who went on horseback from Bornish to Milton with the cailleach and the recipient was so cross he chased him, caught him...