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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a lament [probably Cumha Mhic an Toisich], September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/128
Scope and Contents Story about a lament [probably Cumha Mhic an Tòisich] probably collected from Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how it was composed by a lady whose husband was killed on his return from being married. His death by a black horse had been predicted so he struck the black horse with his pistol and took a white horse instead but he was careless and his feet got tangled in the stirrups and he was dragged along the ground by the horse and was killed.
Dates: September 1872

Story about a man with two sweethearts, 27 May 1869

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...
Dates: 27 May 1869

Story about Cu'ai and Ni[ghean] Ri[gh] Lochlann, 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/48
Scope and Contents Story about Cu'ai and Ni[ghean] Ri[gh] Lochlann telling how they were married to one another and lived at Dun-Crannaig (Sgeirval) [Dùn Crannag or Dùn Sgùrabhal, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and how Nighean Rìgh Lochlann went to see her father in Norway and on her return Cu'ai went to meet her and scolded her for being away so long. An explanatory note states 'Cu'ai the husband (Clann na h-Ialain = Ohenleys)'.
Dates: 3 February 1874

Story about Dearg, 16 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/8
Scope and Contents Story about Dearg which gives rise to the origin of 'lamh dhearg nan Donllach' [the red hand of the MacDonalds] and the MacDonald's moniker as 'siol Chuinn'. The story tells how Dearg, a Fenian warrior, has two children a strong, handsome son and a beautiful girl. He encounters a young woman and asks her if she will marry his son. She reluctantly agrees but when she sees how big and strong he is and realises that he has still to grow and will become bigger and stronger she is afraid and runs...
Dates: 16 January 1866

Story about how Fionn came to marry Rìgh Lochlann's daughter, March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/11
Scope and Contents Story collected from Donald MacPhee, smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra in which Fionn meets an old man/giant on the road but Conan is suspcious of him so the man is questioned as to who he is. He says he is a messenger from Rìgh Lochlann [King of Norway] and is consequently put in a hole by Conan. He tells Fionn that Rìgh Lochlann's daughter fell in love with him the first time he was in Lochlann/Norway and that she is so love-sick she is on her death-bed and so Rìgh Lochlann had...
Dates: March 1867

Story about MacLeod of Lewis, c1862

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...
Dates: c1862

Story about Mr Finlay [MacRae] from Vallay, 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/104
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Finlay [Rev Finlay MacRae], Vallay [Bhàlaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, telling how he harangued the new Free Church minister of Harris [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] shortly after the Disruption declaring that he was the rightful minister and that 'if the people did not return to the church & disown the F[ree] C[hurch] they would fall up there & crush them like midges'. The story continues that MacRae would...
Dates: 14 July 1870

Story about Mrs Alexander MacPherson, daughter of the baillie of Fearnoch, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/253
Scope and Contents Story about Mrs Alexander MacPherson, daughter of the baillie of [Fearnoch, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], who because she was poor had to marry MacPherson, a 'well to do resp[ectable] farmer'. Shortly after they were married she dressed for church in a silk gown and he was in a 'deise chlo and kilt'. She asked if he was ready but he groaned and lay down. On asking what was the matter he said that their dress materials were not alike so she changed into a 'plain homespun dress' and 'no eye ever...
Dates: 1884

Story about Sìne nighean MhicLeòid, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/142
Scope and Contents Story collected from Eachann Macleoid [Hector MacLeod], aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuiri, Lianacleit [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. His patronymic is given as 'Each[ann] mac Dhonul ic 'Urchai ic Neil ic Coinnich ic Iain ic Ruari ic Thormaid ic Uilleam ic Thorcail ic Leoid Leothais'. Hector states that he is the same age as Clanranald and that his great grandfather Niall mac Leoid [Neil MacLeod] came with Sine ni[gh]ean mhic Leoid Leodhais [Eilean...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about the custom of throwing a ball of thread into a kiln to find out the name of one's husband, c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/34
Scope and Contents Story about the custom of throwing a ball of thread into a kiln at night to find out the name of one's husband. On one occasion, young men got into the kiln without the young women knowing. As each girl threw her ball of thread into kiln asking 'Co sid shuas air ceann mo ropain?' [Who is at the end of my thread?] a young man would put on a false voice and give her the answer she wanted to hear. When the third girl asked, the young man joked that he was the devil 'come to take you away for...
Dates: c1870