Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 150 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about a lament [probably Cumha Mhic an Tòisich] probably collected from Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how it was composed by a lady whose husband was killed on his return from being married. His death by a black horse had been predicted so he struck the black horse with his pistol and took a white horse instead but he was careless and his feet got tangled in the stirrups and he was dragged along the ground by the horse and was killed.
Scope and Contents Story about a man calling for the Baron [Bachuil] on his death-bed collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore. The man's wife sent for the Baron but despatched another messenger afterwards saying that he need not come after all. The man cried 'O am Baron am Baron. Tha ghaoil bha gaoil agads air a bheir[e]adh riabh,' and then he died.
Scope and Contents Story telling how a lintseed [linseed] ship came ashore at Trai-Sheir [Tràigh a' Shiar, Tarasaigh/Taransay] with a man murdered by the captain and he was buried at Siatar [Sheadar].
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how a man chose between two sweethearts but the spurned got vengeance by stranding the wife on the rocks at An Leumaire-rua below Ru-thiorinnis [An Leumaire Ruadh and Rubha Thornais/Hornish Point]. The man then married the other woman but while she was milking and the song beginning 'Sin do chas dhomh hug o, Sin do lamh dhomh' he heard her and realised what had happened and left her. The informant...
Scope and Contents Story about a water-horse, in which a young woman on her way between Beinn Mhòr and Loch Coire Mhic Iain to feed cattle from near Ormacleit [Ormaclete] or Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge] [all Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] enounters a handsome young man. He asks her to stroke his hair, she does so and he falls asleep on her coat. She finds seaweed in his hair, realises he's a water-horse and escapes by cutting the coat from around his head and running away home. She gets such a fright that...
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which tells of a young man whose mother dies but before she dies she makes him promise that he and only he will keep watch over her body. When the time comes he is very frightened and is unable to rest while keeping watch. The skipper of a passing vessel sees him and asks him if he has a Bible. He gives him a cockerel and a candle and advises him to put the cockerel on the table...
Scope and Contents Story about Airi-na h-aon-oiche [Airidh na h-Aon Oidhche, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] telling how the sheiling got its name. A man by the name of MacPhie, who lived in Benbecula had a dog which was very large but never barked and which brought him renown as 'MacPhie a choin duigh' [MacPhee of the black dog]. He and twelve cousins went to build a sheiling on Staireval [Stiaraval] and when they were finished and each lying in their beds 'each said that he wished he had now his leannan with him...
Scope and Contents Story about An Carra Bhoradh collected from Don M Phie [Donald MacPhee], blacksmith, Breuvaig [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The stone [An Carra Bhoradh] is described as having been used as a brangas and its dimensions noted. MacPhee tells how iron was put through the hole in the stone and then around the neck of the 'delinquents'. The last woman to be put in the brangas was Mairi Thaillear [Nic an t-Saoir] [Mary MacIntyre] from Allasdale [Allathasdal] because she had stolen sheep....
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr, who lived at Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that he 'made a meet[in]g with the evil one to fight him.' They fought at Camus a Ghuirm at Eigneig [possibly Camas Gorm, Eignaig], where one bull appeared and another left, and An Gorm Mòr was found dead. 'Leac-a-Ghuirm is on the Crois.'
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr Mac An Leigh [MacOnlea or Livingstone], that he was the last person to live at Castle Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. He took a boat and crew to Gaireleass [Garbh Shlios]and asked everyone to leave him. They saw a bull 'tearing down the glen' and then he and An Gorm Mòr fought. An Gorm Mòr was found and taken back to the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore] where he was buried in the Livingstone plot near the Barons...