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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 13 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...

Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir', c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/81
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there were...

Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' and accompanying story, 4 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/12
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' [Children of Lir] collected from Hector Maciosaig, Eachann mac Ruarai [Hector MacIsaac], Ceannlangabhat, Iocar, South Uist [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] and accompanying story which explains that the verse was said to the gravedigger when he was digging the grave of the Children of Lir in Larne, Ireland and explains the enchantment under which the children were put. Additions have been made to the text in pencil and ink.

Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' and accompanying notes, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/76
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' collected from Eachun MacCiseig [Hector MacIsaac, joiner, Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic 's e thuirt a Righ, Oscair a righ nan ard ghlath'. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has an annotation in pencil. The background to the song is given telling how Fionn expected to hand over his kingdom to Oscar, when he died if he killed Caibre Ruadh an Eirinn. The comhairle or conversation takes place after a...

Song entitled 'Laoidh Cairagain mhoir mhic Righ Lochlain', 6 October 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/9
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Cairagain mhoir mhic Righ Lochlain' [Laoidh Earragain] collected from Eachan MacIsaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhat, [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. A note written transversely reads 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] II p[age] 12t[h] Nov[ember] 1869 A. A. C.'

Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' and accompanying notes, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/75
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' collected from Eachun Mac Ciseig [Hector MacIsaac], joiner, Aird-mhor, Iocar, Uist d{eas] [Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 21 July 1865 beginning 'Moladh air ard aigne Ghoill, Fear cogaidh Fhinn'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. MacIsaac states that he heard the song from Ruaraidh (ruadh) Domhnullach [Roderick MacDonald] at Clachan-a-ghloip [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The notes give the background to the song telling...

Story about a poor Benbecula man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/46
Scope and Contents Story about a poor Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how he came to Stoneybridge [Staoinebrig] and saw that others went to Hellisdale [Sheileasdal] to make an airidh there as fish and milk were so plentiful. He decided to go a little further to Glen Liadail [Gleann Liathdail] but he and his...

Story about a water horse [each uisge], 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/43
Scope and Contents Story about a water horse [each uisge] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a water horse living in caves at Kean Loch theilistal [Ceann Loch Heileasdail/Loch Hellisdale] which was seen one day by a herd. The herd ran home and his mother thew a pot of porridge at it, which sent running to the loch. Written over the text in pencil is 'Hector Mac Iosaig Kean Langabhat Ioc[hdar] 5...

Story about Fenians and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling, 24 April 1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/28
Scope and Contents Story about Art, a Fenian warrior, collected from Eachann Maciosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who heard it from Ruari Rua [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling. Hector begins with the sloinneadh [patronymic] of Caramag mac Art. The story then relates how Art married Nighean Rìgh Lochlann but cheated on her. Rìgh Lochlann was very angry so he banished Art overseas. He went travelling through...

Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis' and accompanying song, 4 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/34
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis', collected from Hector MacIosaig, Keanlangvat [Ceannlangabhat, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] - story of MacMhuirich and small animal and keeping it until mother has performed tasks for him