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Tales

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

'Fionnlagh Choinneachain Mac na Bantraich' [Fionnlagh Choinneachain, the widow's son], c 1861

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW460
Scope and Contents Two versions of tale headed 'Fionnlagh Choinneachain Mac na Bantraich'. Both recorded from Donull MacCuithein [Donald MacQueen], 'Fearann-an-lea' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye. Pages numbered 1-22 and 37-50 combine to form one version, recorded on 1 June 1861. Note on p. 50 states that the reciter heard the story from a miller (Donald MacPhee] in Talisker, Isle of Skye. Pages numbered 23-36 are a version recorded on 21 February 1861, the end of which is found at Coll-97/CW422.

Part of a story entitled 'Fionladh Choinnachain', c1861

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/4
Scope and Contents Part of a story entitled 'Fionladh Choinnachain' which starts on folio 9v collected from Donull Mac Cuieag [Donald MacCaig], Fearan an lea, who learnt it more that twenty years before from Donull Mac a Phee [Donald MacPhee], Talamsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The fragment tells how a woman finds her foster-sons and a nobleman leaves all his possessions to his daughter and Fionladh mac na ban-traich.

Story about giant killer, 21 February 1861

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/5
Scope and Contents Story about a giant killer collected from Donull Mac Cuieag [Donald MacCaig], Fearan an lea, who learnt it more that twenty years before from Donull Mac a Phee [Donald MacPhee], Talamsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how the brother and sister did not get on with each other and an old woman warned the brother that the sister would try to kill him that night by hiding a giant under some rushes and encouraging him to...

Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' and accompanying note, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/5
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' [Young Alexander son of the King of England and Dark Alexander his brother] collected from Donull MacCuieinn [Donald MacQueen] Fearann-an-letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 18 February 1861. The story tells how Rìgh Shasunn [King of England] was old and bedridden. He had two sons Alasdair Òg and Alasdair Dubh, the former being legitimate and the latter illegitimate. Alasdair Òg...

Story entitled 'Fionladh Choinnachain', c1860

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Fionladh Choinnachain' continued from folio 14r collected from Donull Mac Cuieag [Donald MacCaig], Fearan an lea, who learnt it more that twenty years before from Donull Mac a Phee [Donald MacPhee], Talamsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story is about what happens to the giant killer after the old woman who helped him and his wife die. He loses everything and goes to the king for help. He is recognised as the...

The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/6
Scope and Contents The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note which states that the reciter, who is not named, 'heard the story from an old man Donull MacPhee [Donald MacPhee] who lived at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye], a man the like of whom he never at all heard for Sgialacun [sgeulachdan or tales]. The reciter remembers only a mere fraction of what he heard'. The story was collected at Ferann-an-le [Fernilea] on 21 February 1862. The story is about...

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...