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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
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].
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' and accompanying story, 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' [A Spaidearachd Bharrach] collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist A Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhia s gaolach liom an gille, Gha bheil deiread agus gill-dhuinnead'. The song is composed of twenty six lines and has been scored through in ink with a transverse note reading 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book III 241 page A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how MacNeill of Barra, possibly...
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet Currie, age 64, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr acquired the right from Mac 'Ic Ailean [Clanranald] to Baile-bhaird at Staolaigearai [Baile a' Bhàird, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and how his son Donald Gearr lost that right. Donald had married twice and his second wife realised that her children would come second to those of his first wife so she burnt the...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Chlann Mhuirich' [The Red Book of Clann Mhuirich] collected from Seonaid Nic Mhurich [Janet Currie], aged 64, Staoinebrig, Uist D[eas] [Staoinebrig, Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 24 February 1865. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox but queried by Carmichael as Earl of Antrim] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Clann Muirich' collected from Seonaid Nic Muirich [Janet Currie], age 64, Staoinebreac, Uist a chinne Deas [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the mountains telling him to go whichever way God told him to go. Muireach, the Earl's son fell...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866
Two stories under the title 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' about Niall Mòr MacMhuirich and accompanying note, 1865 and 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet MacIsaac née Currie, Staoinegrib/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist on 24 February 1865. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich, Clanranald's bard was on Lord MacDonald's farm in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where it was customary to bring food and a fee for the blacksmith but instead Niall Mòr brought iron and charcoal. The MacDonald's wife fell out with Niall Mòr and chellenged him on what he had brought to which he replied,'...
Dates: 1865 and 1875