Kilpheder South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, c1893
Scope and Contents List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, the items being 'Urnuigh Chadail', 'Eolas an Tairbhin', 'Eolas Beum Sula' and 'Marking the Lamb'.
Scope and Contents Notes on a 'taigh talamh' [souterrain] seen by John Martin, age 80, on the machair at Killepheadar [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Uistean Ban Chillepheadar [Ùisdean Bàn Chille Pheadair or Hugh Macdonald of Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that he came from North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath], his son was Donald who lived at Daliburgh [Dalabrog] and 'was the father of the late Bean Ormicleit' [Penelope MacLellan].
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Prayer entitled 'Smaladh An Teine' beginning 'Smalaidh mise noc an teine' collected from Donald Maccormaig [Donald MacCormick], crofter, Killpheadar, South Uist [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas]. The prayer is composed of twelve lines. The text has been scored through in pencil.
Dates: 21 December 1885
Scope and Contents Story about a pious man who lived at Ru Hallain, east of Cladh Hallain, [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheadar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Story about 'Alast[air] mor nam marst' of Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how he was so small when he was born that it was difficult to deliver him but when he grew up he 'was as big as two men'. The story also tells how Alasdair was 'the first of the Boisdales' and that two of 'Bois[dale's] lads' dug up a boat that had been 'sunk in a hole between Boi[dale] and...
Dates: 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Story about Caibeal MhicCeallaich [Chapel MacCeallach, Cille Pheadair/Kilpheadar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and where it is supposed to have been situated.
Dates: 29 March 1877
Scope and Contents Story about ghosts at Howmore cemetery [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Catri[o]na ni[gh]ean Do[mh]n[a]il[l] Ghuirm volunteered to watch the cattle-fold at night while the man who should have been doing it went fishing at Loch Sgioport [Loch Skipport]. While there, she saw the graves open and people going in and out of them. A woman ghost approached her and Catriona barred her way with a cuigeal or distaff. The woman demanded to be let past saying that she was Mòr nighean Rìgh...
Dates: 29 October 1872