Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 2 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 Song and story entitled 'Mac Ic Allein' [Mac ic Ailein] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how a man had stolen a cow from Mac ic Ailein and was to be hanged for his crime. He bought himself some time by composing the song and after he had sung it, Mac ic Ailein cut him down, gave him a cow and sent him home. The song begins 'Slan iomrai a ghaisg. A chuir mi seach' and is composed of sixty-six lines, some of which have pencil...