Creagorry Benbecula 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 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...
Dates: 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Clann Muirich' collected from Seonaid Nic Muirich [Janet Currie], age 64, Staoinebreac, Uist a chinne Deas [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the mountains telling him to go whichever way God told him to go. Muireach, the Earl's son fell...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865