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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid', c1862

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/15
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid' [MacKenzie and MacLeod], probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story tells how MacKenzie sent a messenger to MacLeod with a letter asking for a date and place to have a battle in Maom Ratagain [Màm Ratagan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. MacLeod was shelling shellfish into a plaid when the messenger found him but on hearing the message MacLeod quickly picked up his...

Song beginning 'A chleirich a leughas na Sailm', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/68
Scope and Contents Song [Òran a Chlèirich] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Carbost, Eilean Sgiathnach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 30 June 1861 beginning 'A chleirich a leughas na Sailm, 'S barrail leam nach paile do chiall'. The song describes a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] and is composed of ninety lines and contains annotations and deletions.

Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' and accompanying story, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/66
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [The Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison] Trithean 'Clac-Sgiath' [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] collected on 7 December 1862. The accompanying story tells how Diarmaid always wore a helmet because it covered the 'ball-seric' or 'gradh-seric' or beauty-spot that he had. If any woman saw it she would immediately fall in love with him. One day, while feeding his dogs, his helmet fell off and Grainne, Fionn's wife,...

Story about MacLeod of Lewis, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/12
Scope and Contents Story about MacLeod of Lewis probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. MacLeod of Lewis was a very bad man, who divorced his wife and was related to Am Britheamh Leothasach [Leòdhasach]. The king had sent word to MacLeod of Lewis but MacLeod ignored him and so the king gave the Isle of Lewis to people from Fife. The Fifers began to build Stioirnebha [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway] but Am Britheamh Leòdhasach had them and their helpers killed.An...

Story about the MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/14
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye about two MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker]. One of them had a colt, which the other one wanted to buy for twenty pounds Scots. The brother refused but said he would take a pound sterling for it which was worth more than twenty pounds Scots. Following the story is a list of monetary values, which is incomplete, but includes 'Plang = 1 3/4 d' and 'Bonn a h-oc = 1/8 of ½d'.

Story about the 'Taoitear Saileach', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/13
Scope and Contents Story about the 'Taoitear Saileach' [Taoitear t-Sàileach or Kintail Tutor] probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story begins by saying that An Taoitear t-Sàileach was a very bad man and quoting part of a saying in which he is described as one of the tree worst things about Scotland, the others being May frost and July fog. A widow told An Taoitear Sàileach that he could take away her cows but he could not take away her [sleep?] or...

Story entitled 'Am Britheamh Leothasach', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/11
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Am Britheamh Leothasach' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean near Carbost [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how Am Britheamh Leòdhasach was a very bad man and that he once had a dream that John MacLeod was going to decapitate him. He went to MacLeoid Leothais [MacLeòid Leòdhais or MacLeod of Lewis] and told him about his dream. MacLeod asked him what to do about it and Am Britheamh suggested rounding up all the John...

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...