Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Superstition and story under the heading 'Roin' about seals and accompanying song beginning 'Ach an ighean Aoidh ic Eoin', c1875
Scope and Contents Superstition and story under the heading 'Roin'. The superstition states that seals are enchanted people who travel around trying to find a way out of the enchantment. Seals have a sweet voice and if one seal is killed you can hear the others mourn it. Once on Teisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] many seals were killed and a old man, who was sat on a rock fishing, saw a seal out at sea keening its dead partner with a song beginning, 'Ach an ighean Aoidh ic Eoin, Gu'm b eolach mu na...
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...
Dates: 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staolagearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The first story tells how a woman had boiled a seal and thrown its bones on the midden whereupon an big, old, grey woman appaered and sang a song beginning, 'Spog Finaghala spog spaidrich', the song being composed of three lines. The second story tells how another man had killed a seal...
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for seals and otters that 'Biromal' is a male seal, 'Biast-mhaol' is a female seal and 'Biast-dubh' is an otter. Also notes that 'Biromallaich the west side N[orth] Uist people'.