Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh a Choin Duibh' collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coille-odhar, Clac-Sgiath on 18 December 1861. The song begins 'La dhuinn a bhith sa bheinn sheilg, Bainnig leinn a bhith gun choin'. The song is composed of sixty-two lines. The song tells how a man came with a black dog called For and killed one hundred and fifty of Fionn's dogs. In response, Fionn unleashed his prize dog, Bran, which killed For. The text has two annotations in different inks.
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,...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg an Ogain' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Beirbh or John, Son of the King of Bergen] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, Air ceum romhath tha ro-dhian'. The text has been scored through in ink and a transverse note on folio 10r reads 'Transcribed into MS Book No 4 page 7. 12 Nov[ember] 1870 A[lexander]. A[rchibald]. C[armichael].' Two annotations have been added in...
Dates: 13 January 1865 - 12 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleit [Smeircleit/Smercleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, An ceum ro-mhath tha ro-dhian'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines, two lines of which have been denoted as 'Fonn'. Pencil annotations mark the text into eighteen verses. The accompanying story gives the background to the song in which someone is stealing the Fenians' food while...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Na H-Iolairean' beginning 'A Dhun dui sin ’s a Dhun dui' collected from Fionaghal nin Chalum Nic Leoid [Flora MacLeod], Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Carmichael notes that Flora heard this from John Stewart at Baleshare who died in 1868 age 78.
Dates: 23 March 1869
Scope and Contents Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay. Donald tells how John Maconail, W Eilestra [Aolstradh an Iar/Wester Ellister] saw a blue hawk [peregrine falcon] chasing rock pigeons at Eileastra [Port Ellister], striking one, which fell to the ground, John picked it up and it flew high again, the hawk struck another pigeon which fell straight down, the hawk pursuing it with 'treme[ndous] swirl making straight upon her he jerked a little aside....
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about a St Kilda [Hiorta] man surviving a fall from the rocks where he was hunting because 'the birds he had round his belt kept him afloat.' It adds that he was driven to North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath].
Scope and Contents Story about an old seal on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] collected from Doul Donnullach [Donald MacDonald], tailor, aged 75 years at Cladach-Chircebost, Uist a Chinne Tuath [Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 6 July 1866. Donald went hunting on Heisker every year for seven years and his father had been every year for thirty years before that. There was one seal which was seen every yearfor forty years on Staca Mhic Iain Mhaoil and was never...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil], Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, telling how he stood on a ledge and got '8 score & 14 [birds] [larg[e] & Din] & 300 eggs. 20 score & 12 score he stearadh one day.' He adds that the dog would help him by jumping up when the birds flew. 'He lost 18 dogs with the rocks.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats [collected from Neil MacEachen, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Mac vurich [MacMhuirich] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. The text here is heavily abbreviated. A fuller version can be found in CW154 folio 30r.