Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary Currie, Meall, S Lochboisdale [Am Maol, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdal/ South Lochboisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Tha aicead an chri, O fhogh a bhais'. The song is composed of fifty-one lines. The vocabulary note reads ' Taiteal Aiteal = sight'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 18 September 1890
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'A Chiad Diardaoin An Fhaoilleach Fhuar' collected from Murdoch MacLeod, Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] noted as being written at Kings Stables, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] beginning 'A chiad Diardaoin an Fhaoilleach fhuar' of 'A chiad Diardaoin an gheamhradh fhuar'. The final verse, beginning 'Maide na fian na fian', is noted as being 'The old Highland description of the Gun'. The text has additions to it in pencil.
Dates: 1 August 1885
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' [Ailein Duinn] collected from Roderica MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Meud nan siantan us fuac[hd] na gaillein, Dh fhuad[aich] sin na fir on challa'. The song is composed of forty three lines. The accompanying story tells of how Ann Campbell, the composer of the song came to be buried at sea, owing to the tradition that if while at sea a mermaid was seen, the only was to get rid of it was to throw something into the water. The mermaid present on this...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bas Chaoirill' [The Death of Caoireal] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], an old man, Trithinn, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 28 October 1861. The song begins 'Ann tigh Teamh-righ nan cruit ciuil, Air dhuinn a bhith tearc mun bhord no, triall nan corn' and is composed of forty-four lines later denoted in pencil as eleven verses. There is one further annotation in pencil.
Dates: 22 October 1864
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Braon binn' [Am Bron Binn or The Sweet Sorrow] collected from Iain MacLeoid [John MacLeod], crofter, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song begins 'Chunnaig righ Braitean na shuain, An aona bhean a b fhear smaigh fo'n ghrein' and is composed of forty lines. An accompanying note states that the woman in the song was a sorceress who made the king dream and she killed Sir Falaich. Carmichael also notes the name of Angus McInnes [Angus MacInnes], Smerclait...
Dates: 10 January 1865 - 12 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bron Binn no Laoidh Mhic Righ Breithtean' [The Sweet Sorrow] beginning 'La chaidh Astar nan Stuadh, Gu tulaich nam breach a shealg/ruadh'. The song tells how Sir Gawain went in search of a young woman King Arthur had dreamt about and found her. Then another warrior, named Bile, appeared and challenged him, telling how he had killed two children of the King of Greece and that the third they had killed themself. Bile challenges Gawain to dig a grave for these children but the young...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bron no Braon Binn' collected from Iain MacLeoid [John MacLeod], crofter, Iocar, Uist a chinne a deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Chunnaig Righ Breatun na shuain, An aona bhean a b. fhearr snuagh fo'n ghrein'. The song is composed of thirty-eight lines. Pencil annotations divide the song into nine verses. The accompanying note tells how the woman in the song was a ban-draoigh [druid] who wanted to kill Sior Falaich [Sir Gawain] so she put Righ Breatun to sleep...
Dates: c1875 and 27 February 1894
Scope and Contents Song collected from Oighrig NicCruimein nighean dhol Dhonul mac Cruimein [Effie MacCrimmon], age 84, [Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Gur mise tha fo ghruaim, Gur a fluich tha mo ghruaidh'. Eibhrig says 'Si mo mhathair a rin an d-oran so ga an duine aice' [My mother composed this song for her husband]; the heading, written by Carmichael, is 'Chai[dh] e leis [a' chreig]', in other words he fell from the cliff. The song contains many annotations pencil and in ink and the text has been scored through...
Dates: 22 May 1865
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cleireach Nan Salm' [Clèireach nan Salm] collected from Donald Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coille-othar, Bracadal, Eilean Sgithach [Coille Odhar/Coillore, Bracadale, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 4 February 1862 beginning 'A Chleirich a leughas na Sailm, 'S Carrail leam nach math do chiall'. The song is composed of forty-six lines divided into twelve verses and describes a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. Some annotations have been made to the...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha' beginning ''S fhad a shiubhail mi n oidhche, Dh fhios na maighdin bu bhoidhche' composed of forty-two lines, arranged as three verses of four lines each and fifteen verses in couplets. The accompanying note reads 'This poem was composed by a young man who went to see his sweetheart and whn he reached there he found that she had died shortly before his arrival.'