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 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Song beginning 'Ailein Duinn shiulain leat' and accompanying story, 7 August 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/5
Scope and Contents Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her...
Dates: 7 August 1870

Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' and accompanying narrative, 19 March 1877

 File
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/1
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' beginning 'Ailean Duinn o i shiulain leat' and accompanying story in English collected from Mor NicLeoid bean Iain Choiniginn [Mòr or Marion MacLeod], Scalpeidh, Na Hearradh [Scalpaigh/Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Harris]. The song is composed of forty lines, some of which have been completed later with a different pencil. The narrative about the song, given in English, states that it was composed by Ann Campbell nian Dhonil ic Iain Oig to Alan mac Mhurachaidh. Details are...
Dates: 19 March 1877

Story about Bonnie Prince Charlie, the MacLeods of Berneray and Cambells of Srannda, c1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/63
Scope and Contents Story about Bonnie Prince Charlie in Harris [Na Hearadh] and the involvement of the Campbells of Srannda [Strond]. It states that the prince stayed with Donald mac Iain Òig for six nights. 'Old Berneray' [Donald MacLeod] fled to Ua[mh] Ulladail [Cave of Ulladale] and in his absence Captain Ferguson threatened Iain Mòr Liath mac Mhic Choinnich [Campbell] that he would blow up the house.
Dates: c1872