Raasay Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Tighearn[a] Og Lochabuidhe' beginning 'Chi mi dol seachad, Air each 's e na leum'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines arranged as twelve verses of couplets and it appears that the chorus is given twice with the main difference being in the vocables. Carmichael notes 'Probably by the wife of [-] Macleod of Rararsay [Ratharsaidh/Raasay] who had been his dairymaid. She made an excellent wife.'
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John Pearson or John MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Historical tale about NIghean Mhic Gillechaluim Rarsay or the daughter of MacLeod of Raasay/Ratharsair, who drowned a ship through witchcraft. Aged only 18, she was bled to death by her two brothers, both doctors, at her father's request, on the grounds that she was 'worse than Nic a Phie Cholasay' [MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay. The brothers afterwards went to India.
Dates: 23 March 1871
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Ghorrie [Sìol Ghoraidh] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. The story tells how Goraidh was descended from MacDonald of Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and Murdoch [Murchadh] from MacDonald of Cinntire [Cinn Tìre/Kintyre]. Mac Suain mor a Raarsai [MacSween of Raasay] killed Goraidh in an attempt to have Trotternish [Tròndairnis] for himself but he failed to get this. There were eighteen...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Am Britheamh Leothasach' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean near Carbost [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how Am Britheamh Leòdhasach was a very bad man and that he once had a dream that John MacLeod was going to decapitate him. He went to MacLeoid Leothais [MacLeòid Leòdhais or MacLeod of Lewis] and told him about his dream. MacLeod asked him what to do about it and Am Britheamh suggested rounding up all the John...