Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 5 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 Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhail Fhinn Eir Oscar' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breuvaig, Barrai[dh] [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thuirt an righ, Oscair a righ nan og flath.' The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying note states that MacPhee heard this from 'Neal Mac Aonais [Neil Mac Innes] an Cille Bharra coitear. He was a capital reciter. This man's father was the best reciter and piper of his day.'
Dates: 14 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' [Lay of Dearg] and accompanying story Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breubhaig, Barraidh [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Airis dhuinn Oisein dhamach, A mhic Fh[inn] shuairce sho-ghradhaire' and composed of a hundred and forty four lines. The text is written in ink but written transversely across the first page in pencil is 'Transcribed April 30 1869'. MacPhee states that he heard the song from 'Eachun mac Neil [Hector MacNeil] a...
Dates: 14 March 1867
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....
Dates: 21 May 1869 to December 1870