Creagorry Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm beginning 'Tha glug a seo tha glag a seo' and accompanying custom which states that it was said to keep others from taking away the torradh [milk profit] as no one would want anything which was dirty. The charm is composed of six lines. The text has been scored through in pencil and over it in ink is written 'Trans[cribed] No III p[age] 203 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 8/10 1875'. [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Rann Buaichailleac' collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Siual beinne, siul baile, Siul gu re fada fasuin'. The accompanying note reads 'Old women used to say this in driving their cows in the morn[in]g'. The text has been scored through in two different inks and written transversely across the first page of text is 'Transcribed into B[ook] III p188. A[lexander] A[rchibald] Carmichael Creagorry 4...
Dates: 28 October 1872
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].
Dates: 29 October 1872
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...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
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 Fragment of a custom about the 'Biast Bhoireach' with a reminder for Carmichael to 'Ask [Arch[ibald]] Macdonald Houghary why the Biast Bhoir was given or John Macintosh'. Also noted is that the 'Cuileain moine for min[is]t[er] by night' and 'Cuil[eain] goineach for [mending] boat oars.' Across the text is written in ink 'Transcribed into No I B[ook] p[age] 196 A. A. C [Alexander Archibald Carmichael] Creagorry 8 October 1875.' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The text directly...
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Christina MacInnes [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill] beginning 'Oisein eibhin[n] a mhic Fhinn, A Loaich fhaoilidh bu mhor pris'. A fragmentary note accompanying it seems to indicate a man who has the full song. The note reads 'Donul Curri [Donald Currie] S[outh] Lochboisdale [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whom see -'.
Dates: 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Hymn beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir a chriu' collected from Captain Alexander Matheson, shipmaster, Doirni, Ceanntaile [An Dòrnaidh/Dornie, Cinn Tàile/Kintail, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but written at Creagorry [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] on 11 August 1875. The text has been altered in both pen and pencil including a pencil tick against every verse. The note states that the hymn is 'obscure and evidently imperfect' and that Captain Matheson heard it from an old woman...
Scope and Contents List of proverbs and vocabulary. A note written transversely over folio 72r reads 'All preceding sent to Sheriff Nicolson Kirkcudbright Alex. A. Carmichael 2 October 1875 Creagorry'. [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. A similar inscription was written on folio 72v, but was scored out. All folios have been scored through to indicate that they have been transcribed.