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Smeircleit South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Braon binn' and accompanying note, 10 January 1865 - 12 November 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/4
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Braon binn' [Am Bron Binn or The Sweet Sorrow] collected from Iain MacLeoid [John MacLeod], crofter, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song begins 'Chunnaig righ Braitean na shuain, An aona bhean a b fhear smaigh fo'n ghrein' and is composed of forty lines. An accompanying note states that the woman in the song was a sorceress who made the king dream and she killed Sir Falaich. Carmichael also notes the name of Angus McInnes [Angus MacInnes], Smerclait...
Dates: 10 January 1865 - 12 November 1870

Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' and accompanying notes, 12 November 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/2
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleait, Uibhist a Chinne Deas [Smeircleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-àth, An ceum rò mhath tha so shian'. The song has nineteen verses and was transcribed from [field] notebook number II, page 19. Additions have been made to the text in pencil and in ink. The note preceding the song explains that it is a story in which the Fenians try to find out...
Dates: 12 November 1870

Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' and accompanying note, c1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/16
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait Uist D [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected on 13 January 1865, which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. The accompanying note states that Angus heard the story from his father, who was an old man full of old stories.
Dates: c1865