Orasaigh North Uist (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Fragment of the song' Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story and biographical note, 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song 'Ailean Duinn' collected from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen], aged 79, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ail[ein] duinn o hi shiul[ainn] leat, Hi ri ri a bho hi a bho'. The song contains ten lines. The accompanying story explains that Anna nic Dho[mhnuill] ic Iain [Anna Campbell] fell in love with Ailean but the remainder of the text has been deleted and is difficult to make out. Marion stated that her 'great grand father was the last MacCuinn of Oirisey Uist' [Orasaigh,...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran an Fhuadaich' collected from Mor nic Cuinn ni Choin[nich] ic Neill ic nNeill ic Cuinn Oirisy [Marion MacQueen, Tarasaigh/Taransay] beginning 'Ochadan a lagaich m eubha, S fheudar steid eir bheagan feuma'. The song is composed of seventeen lines.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban [Sir James MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald] that Sir Seumas's sons had 'robbed the peinteals of the sons of Somhairle Ban' and beaten them up causing Somhairle to flee to Ireland.The story continues that it was after Sir Seumas's time that the land was taken from 'MacCuinn Oirisy' [MacQueen of Orasaigh/Orasay] but it was not taken by his brother Am Morar...
Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note, 5 August 1870
Scope and Contents Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note probably collected from an unnamed 'Orinsay woman' [Orasaigh/Oronsay] who Carmichael had met. The woman told him that that the name of 'La-le-an-tsamhrai' [Latha leth an t-samhraidh] had been changed to 'Laiilleain' [Latha 'Illeathain] because a MacLean had been hanged on that day. The story tells how a MacLean man had been entrusted with a poor woman's only cow for grazing but when her sons...