Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi a Choin Dui' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Air bhi dhuinn la sa bheinn shelig, B ainmig leinn a bhi gun coin'. The song is composed of sixty two lines. An accompanying note states that he head the song 'from the Dall mor Eoligearry' [Eòlaigearraidh/Eoligarry].
Dates: 14 March 1867
Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' and accompanying note and vocabulary note, 14 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' [Comhrag Fheinn agus Mhanuis] Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Ga be biodh [leime] laoidh, Eir an traigh tha siar fo dheas.' It is composed of one hundred and seventy six lines, some of which have been written transversely over the top of other text. MacPhee states that he heard the song from Iain mac Fhearchair or Iain Johnson ' A little old man who lived at Cille Bhara...
Dates: 14 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh a Choin Duibh' collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coille-odhar, Clac-Sgiath on 18 December 1861. The song begins 'La dhuinn a bhith sa bheinn sheilg, Bainnig leinn a bhith gun choin'. The song is composed of sixty-two lines. The song tells how a man came with a black dog called For and killed one hundred and fifty of Fionn's dogs. In response, Fionn unleashed his prize dog, Bran, which killed For. The text has two annotations in different inks.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg an Ogain' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Beirbh or John, Son of the King of Bergen] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, Air ceum romhath tha ro-dhian'. The text has been scored through in ink and a transverse note on folio 10r reads 'Transcribed into MS Book No 4 page 7. 12 Nov[ember] 1870 A[lexander]. A[rchibald]. C[armichael].' Two annotations have been added in...
Dates: 13 January 1865 - 12 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleit [Smeircleit/Smercleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, An ceum ro-mhath tha ro-dhian'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines, two lines of which have been denoted as 'Fonn'. Pencil annotations mark the text into eighteen verses. The accompanying story gives the background to the song in which someone is stealing the Fenians' food while...
Scope and Contents Story about a drowned puppy collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. The story tells how boys used to make ceallagan [strings of hooks] for fishermen. One boy drowned a puppy and the next morning a trosg [cod] was caught on his ceallag [string of hooks] and when it was opened up the drowned puppy was found inside it. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 June 1887
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 Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil], Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, telling how he stood on a ledge and got '8 score & 14 [birds] [larg[e] & Din] & 300 eggs. 20 score & 12 score he stearadh one day.' He adds that the dog would help him by jumping up when the birds flew. 'He lost 18 dogs with the rocks.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story about caves which reads '4 men ent[ered] Uaimh nam figeann Creaga Lauir 1 a piper had candles Sui Lanauir ex[tinguished] the candles. The dog came out hairless at Uamh Sloc-an-Duine Gearygal.' [Creag an La'uir, and Gearraidh Gadhal/Garrygal, both Barraigh/Isle of Barra].
Dates: September 1872