Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 6 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 Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that Donull Gruamach [Domhnall Gruamach] was the first of the MacDonalds to have inherited through marriage law as all previous incumbents had been illegitimate. Donl Gorm [Domhnall Gorm] and Murdoch were brothers while Goraidh was said to have been castrated and so had no children. Sìol Ghoraidh's response to that was that Sìol Mhurchaidh who were...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Song collected from Anna nic a Phi [Anna MacPhie or MacPhee], daughter of of Angus son of old Donald MacPhie, aged 22 years, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi, Nail i bho ho, Ghrian so g' eiridh' [Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm or Donald Gorm's Lullaby]. The song is composed of seventy-three lines and contains a number of amendments or annotations. The accompanying story tells how Carmichael got an 'ord bhairneach' from Anna's father, which he...
Dates: 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869
Song entitled 'Donl Gorm' and accompanying story about Cailleach Corunna, 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled Donl Gorm [Dòmhnall Gorm] collected from Mary Ferguson, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'Naille bho i, Ar liom gra hi naile bho i'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines and is noted as being composed by Domhnall Gorm's 'Muim altrom' or nurse. Mary states that she heard the song from her mother who had 'a large number of songs and lays of gr[ea]t antiquity' and who was known as 'Cailleach Corunna' on account of her many stories relating to Coruna [A...
Dates: 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869
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 entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Slèibhteach, Donald Gorm MacDonald of Sleat] and accompanying song probably collected in Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The song begins 'Bha mi raoir an tul[lach] re[idh], 'S tha mi in thall a fhein a noc[hd]' and the story tells of how the ghosts of Donald Gorm and his sixteen kinsmen were due to visit Donald Gorm's son, who was a bad man. An old man advised him to turn all the chairs upside down and place pine candles around the table or he would...
Dates: 1870 to 1872