Mingulay Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 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 Song and story entitled 'Mac Ic Allein' [Mac ic Ailein] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how a man had stolen a cow from Mac ic Ailein and was to be hanged for his crime. He bought himself some time by composing the song and after he had sung it, Mac ic Ailein cut him down, gave him a cow and sent him home. The song begins 'Slan iomrai a ghaisg. A chuir mi seach' and is composed of sixty-six lines, some of which have pencil...
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mairi Dhonullach [Mary MacDonald], aged about 28 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, beginning 'Bhean ad thall gu de their h-aire', Moran broin sann cheol fo'n lar 'omh'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, the third last and the last lines have been marked with a '1' and a '2' respectively. Carmichael notes 'At the end of each verse 4 lines the singer sings the chorus.' The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869...
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869