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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
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,...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107
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].

Song entitled 'Donnacha mac Chuilean' and accompanying notes, 27 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/56
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Donnacha mac Chuilean' collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Na hoieabh o hoille bhi, Na ho ibh a hao ri haoro'. The accompanying notes state that the first part of the song relates to a girl who lost her snood and the second part to the encroachment of the sea. The caibeal or chapel referred to are those at Howmore South Uist [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas], with 'Hough-more said to mean Tung-Moire Mòr being a dau[gh]t[er] of...

Song entitled 'Oran Si - Mhuracha mac Iain' and accompanying story, 27 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/55
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Si - Mhuracha mac Iain' collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Hi-ri-ri-ri u o, S olc an obair fir turais'. The song is composed of twenty-eight lines, the last of which have been written transversely over part of the preceding lines. The accompanying story states that the song was composed by a fairy woman, who had been promised in marriage to Murchadh mac Iain but he married another woman. His wife died in childbirth and...

Story about a man with two sweethearts, 27 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/59
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how a man chose between two sweethearts but the spurned got vengeance by stranding the wife on the rocks at An Leumaire-rua below Ru-thiorinnis [An Leumaire Ruadh and Rubha Thornais/Hornish Point]. The man then married the other woman but while she was milking and the song beginning 'Sin do chas dhomh hug o, Sin do lamh dhomh' he heard her and realised what had happened and left her. The informant...

Story about the Cailleachag bheag bhiara an fhasaich, 27 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/58
Scope and Contents Story about the Cailleach bheag bhiara an fhasach [Cailleach Bheur or nature goddess] collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story is based on asking the little old woman questions the answers to which describe her connection between birds, plants, fish and animals and specific places. The text contains annotations and amendments and has been scored through in pencil and in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.