Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason and crofter, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how Rìgh Lochlann's two children Mor and Aula Dearg were playing outside one day when they found a 'coit an dà ramh' [small boat]. They got into it and although the day had started pleasantly a wind soon got up and carried them away. They landed at Amhuinn Hough [Abhainn Thobha Mòr/Howmore River]. They grew up and Mòr died and was buried at Hough [Tobha Mòr/Howmore]. When her...
Dates: 28 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who was told it by his grandmother. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons and who was envied by other fisherman for his success. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and asked his sons to return with him. They declined but they all agreed to go fishing together and the old man would show them his...
Dates: 26 April 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did not...
Dates: 26 April 1872