North Rona Ross and Cromarty Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael principally containing material collected on Eilean Leòdhais/ Isle of Lewis. The main informants were Angus Gunn and his daughter Ann MacDonald from Dail bho Thuath/North Dell and Dail bho Dheas/South Dell respectively, who sang songs relating to Christmas and explained associated customs. They also told Carmichael stories about the temples found around Nis/Ness and about St Ronan. In addition, the notebook contains notes on winter customs,...
Scope and Contents Story about sithichean [fairy hills] in Ness district [Nis, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] and that they fell down when the fairies came out to hear 'ceol an t' Satain' [Satan's music?]. It adds that the fairies are also fir-chlis [the northern lights]. Carmichael notes that two other long stories were relayed one about 'Conn Dearg Torcal Oighre & Torc[al] Canallach [Conanach]' [MacLeods of Eòropaidh/Eoropie] and the other about how Rònaidh/North Rona was won and lost, but the details of...
Dates: 27 October 1873