Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:
Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' and accompanying story, 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Song entitled 'Gillean Gealu' [Baby Boy] collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson], cottar, Ceantangbhal, Barraidh [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'Giullan gealu gealu gealu, Giullan gealu tiondaigh a nall'. There are annotations to the song including an English translation of the third verse and a note about the 'Ailpeinich' and 'Macinnons'. Carmichael notes 'Copy of this sent to Mrs Rhys London for her collection of lullabys of all counties.'
Song entitled 'Oran Sith' collected from Donald MacDonald, crofter, Griminish, Benbecula [Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor till ri d' mhacan'. The accompanying tale tells how Moire met a fairy who seemed to know her baby. She talked to the fairy and then left her baby and went and hid to spy on them and this is the song she heard the father sing. Additions have been made to the text in both ink and pencil
Story about a child abducted by an eagle collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which tells how a Colbhasa/Colonsay woman left her child rolled in a blanket on the ground while at the sheiling, but it was lifted by an eagle which carried it to Islay and laid it down on a hillock, which Donald's grandfather was hiding behind. The story concludes that 'The child screamed.'
Story about a fairy child, probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how the child 'was not growing a bit...it was a small wizened old fashioned child'. One day its mother left it in bed under the care of an old man in case he awoke. 'The child wakened and got up an dmade a basin of fuarag - cream and meal - for himself and then went to bed like a sen[ile] man.'
Story collected on Ìle/Islay about a strong boy from Inverness [Inbhir Nis] who was about twelve years old and could life two meal sacks weighing two hundred pounds. His father was Michael MacIllemhicheil [Michael Carmichael], a weaver.