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Tales

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

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...

List of songs and stories including a cure and rhyme, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/129
Scope and Contents List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.

Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne', 30 March 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/39
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne' [Laoidh na h-Inghinne] collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'Fhuair mi lean[nan] an chaideil, 'S mi gail fad am urnuigh'. The song is composed of forty lines and preceded and succeeded by the story behind it. The text of the song has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Story about a young man keeping vigil over his mother's corpse, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/122
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which tells of a young man whose mother dies but before she dies she makes him promise that he and only he will keep watch over her body. When the time comes he is very frightened and is unable to rest while keeping watch. The skipper of a passing vessel sees him and asks him if he has a Bible. He gives him a cockerel and a candle and advises him to put the cockerel on the table...

Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/123
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' [MacMhuirich and the Beast] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich found a small creature and took it home. The creature's mother, a fearful beast came looking for her young. MacMhuirich threatened her and said that he would not give it back to her unless he built a bridge or causeway from him so that he could get to Lainginis [Langinish]. The beast...

Story entitled 'Caileach Ghlinn Dorcha', 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/126
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caileach Ghlinn Dorcha' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a man met an old woman who called herself 'Cailleach a' Ghlinn Dorcha'. When he asked her how old she was she replied that she was so old she could remember when there nut trees in Bornish [Bornais] and after further conversation she vanished. Carmichael notes that nuts and tree roots are found in Bornish and also that nuts...

Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' and accompanying note, 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/127
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story begins with Fionn and his men out hunting. They have so much success that they decide to leave some of it for collection on the way home. Gille Glas appears and asks to be employed by Fionn so Fionn has him help take the kill home. Caoilte, the fastest Fenian, and the Gille Glas arrive at the feasting hall before anyone else and...

Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail', 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/124
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail' [Dùn Raghnaill] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Dùn Raghnaill came to be built. Raol mac Ailein [Raghnall mac Ailein or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] lived at Dremisdale Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and his son in Morar [Mòrar, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. After a hard spring, his son came ashore at Loch Sgioport looking for food but he refused to give him any. In the...

Story entitled 'Mac Dhearg', 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/121
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Dhearg' [Muc Dhearg] collected from Iain Macinnes [John MacInnes], aged 70 years, Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a woman in Howgearry [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] whose child is replaced by a changeling and all he will say is ''muc dhearg muc dhearg'. MacIlleMhoire sends the woman and child to MacMhuirich Mòr in Stilligarry who manages to change the child back by repeating 'Muc dhearg'...

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/128
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...