Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of: 1 x manuscript volume - 12 pages with ornamental borders - name James Morrison, Scroggie Hill, 20 October 1875 1 x manuscript volume - 42 pages with ornamental borders - name Jas. Morison, 23 October 1878 1 x manuscript volume - 16 pages which includes rubber stamp of J.M. Miller, Musical Repository, Perth, and name James Morrison, Scroggie Hill,...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Ua'n Oir' [Uamh an Òir or Cave of Gold] probably collected from Mòr Cuiri [Marion Currie] Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Na mic uaca, S ioma[dh] maidean bharon bho'eich theid a null'. The song is composed of six lines and it looks as if the first line is incomplete. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 A[lexander] C[armichael] Book III p[age] 64.'
Dates: 20 October 1870 to 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents The item is a bound manuscript book, with cloth-covered boards. The volume contains the former front cover with the bookseller's details: The Cowdenbeath Manuscript Music Book, Williamson, Music seller, Cowdenbeath. The cloth board, inside front cover, has a handwritten title-page: 'A collection of / highland bagpipe music, / containing strathspeys / marches quicksteps / laments hornpipes / highland schottisches, jigs / reels polkas waltzes and country dances / Arranged and Written by /...
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, beginning 'Hi hiu ro bho chan eil mi slan' and accompanying story in which the daughter of Airds was in love with her father's piper but the relationship was forbidden and she 'lost her reason'.
Scope and Contents Story about the MacCrimmons, MacLeods, Campbells and the rental of Boirrireig [Boraraig/Borreraig/Boreraig, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] telling how the MacCrimmons had Boraraig for free as pipers to the MacLeods but now the rental is one or two hundred pounds. Glaisvein [A' Ghlas Pheighinn/Glasphein] was used by the Campbells for keeping hawks, which lead to this 'tribe' of Campbells being called 'Na Seocairean'. A John Nicolson told the informant that 'Na Seocairean' were 'teolach...
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about the youngest Macintire [MacIntyre] son at Smearclat [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] being turned into an excellent piper by the fairies. The young man's father and brother were celebrated pipers but this son had never played the pipes before. Following his encounter with the fairies, visitors to the house made him play and when he played so well they remarked 'If this be the worst piper of the family what must the others be'.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sithein a Phiobaire' [Sìthein a' Phìobaire] collected from Kilpheadair S Uist [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story relates to Clann an t saoir Smearcleit [MacIntyres of Smeircleit/Smerclate] who were a talented family. One of their sons was a 'lecheallach' [leth-chiallach or half-wit] who was not fit to be a piper so was sent to watch cattle. He saw the light in the fairy hill and went in remembering to place a knife or nail in the door and said to...
Dates: September 1872