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Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiairmaid', 6 April 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/42
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiairmaid' probably collected from Duncan MacDonald, [Donnachadh Mac an Tàillear], from Snaosveall [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which Duncan had heard from his father. The song is a conversation between Diarmaid and Grainne, in which Grainne tries to persuade Diarmaid not to go off to battle. Carmichael notes 'Reciter a smart little man sor[e]ly inflicted with rhumatism. Has a clear blue eye & an intelligent face'. Text has been scored through as...

Story about Cuchulainn, 6 April 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/41
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan MacDonald, Donnachadh Mac an Taillear [Donnachadh Mac an Tàillear], from Snaosveall [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which Duncan had heard from his father, who died over 40 years before [c.1829] aged about 80 years. The story is about a rescue by Cuchulainn.