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Dunvegan Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Song beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil Iosaig', 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/49
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil[ean] Iosaig, Far du rinn MacLeo[i]d a dhinteir'. The song is composed of ten lines and contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] 16 June 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Song entitled 'Mhic Leoid Oig Dhunbheagan', nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/10
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mhic Leoid Oig Dhunbheagan', the first verse beginning 'Mhicleoid Dhunbheagain, Nam pioban 's nam feadan'. The song is composed of forty lines, arranged as nine verses of four lines each and a chorus of four lines. The text is annotated in pencil and in ink, mostly giving alternative words separated by an oblique from the first word used.
Dates: nd

Story about Olaghaire and the MacLeods in Skye, 13 September 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/16
Scope and Contents Story about Olaghaire [Olghar] and the MacLeods in Skye collected from Coinneach MacThasgail [Kenneth MacAskill], Caolas Scalpey [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Dates: 13 September 1873

Story about the sons of the Duke of Argyll and MacLeod of MacLeods eldest sons, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/50
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay about the sons of the Duke of Argyll's and MacLeod of MacLeod's eldest sons. The story tells how the two sons were together at the Royal High School Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] or Edinburgh University and the Duke's son was being bullied by a sizable 'gille galda' [gille Gallda or Lowlander]. MacLeod's son stepped in to help the Duke's son but between the two of them they beat the gille Gallda so badly that he died from his injuries. The two fled to Dunvegan...
Dates: 10 July 1870