Subject Source: Other
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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 Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...