Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 121 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents Story about a young man credited with prophetic abilities probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, transcribed from a field notebook. The young man has left home to make his way in the world and arrives in Trotternish [Tròndairnis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he meets a nobleman. The nobleman has a very beautiful kiln, which the young man is encouraged to admire and in doing so states that it could easily go on fire. That night the kiln does go on fire and the...
Scope and Contents Story about Clach Mhòr na Gleannan [Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that it was thrown by a Lochlannach [Viking] at his sweetheart from Fuidey [Fuidheigh/Fuday]. When it struck her, it drove her into the ground and there is now a large boulder stuck in the earth there. The Lochlannach 'did'nt (sic) wish to kill her but just throw this as a spitheag at her'.
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Dun a Charra [Dùn a' Charra, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that the 'Carra' [standing stone] was thrown by a Lochlannach [Viking] at his lover out of jealousy. It struck her, killed her and she sank into the earth. 'The carra stands there another lying by its side'. The story is concluded with a proverbial phrase which reads, 'SSpionnadh (sic) 9 naonar (supra: 81) gus am bi a ghrian na h-airde (noon) When the sun de[scends] there nearst de 8l in each fuilt eir'.
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Art, a Fenian warrior, collected from Eachann Maciosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who heard it from Ruari Rua [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling. Hector begins with the sloinneadh [patronymic] of Caramag mac Art. The story then relates how Art married Nighean Rìgh Lochlann but cheated on her. Rìgh Lochlann was very angry so he banished Art overseas. He went travelling through...
Dates: 24 April 1866
Scope and Contents Story about how Cuilidh na Leannan got its name. A man ran away with another man's sweetheart and as they were 'riding under the piazza' the rock caught them, threw them down and they were killed 'in the sloc below'. The place where this happened was named after them: 'Cuilidh na Leannan' or 'Leac nan Leannan' which is at Cliv [Dùn Cliobh] close to a stream.
Dates: 24 Septmeber 2010
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aireamh Fir Fhinn ris Dhubhain (Shuarain?)' collected from Eachunn Donullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean a Cheo [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story gives the background to the song telling how Dubhan or Suaran invited Fionn and his men to his house with the intention of killing them. His daughter, who had fallen for Fionn, got wind of this and warned him and so they were spared but when Dubhan found out he killed her immediately....
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Bhean Shith' collected from an unnamed informant, telling how a man had courted a fairy but had married a human. His wife became pregnant and when he went to fetch the midwife, he met the fairy woman he had courted. She gave him a belt for his wife but on his way hom he tied the belt around a stone instead and it split in two. he then pulled some mungan [pearlwort] and placed it under his wife's feet and she gave birth to a healthy son and was all right. The text has been scored...
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Cailleach Bheag an fhasaich' [Little Carlin of the Wild]. There was a poor soul living in Benbecula called Iagan-lom, because he had never managed to grow a beard. He wanted to marry someone like himself who was neither too big nor too small so he decided to go away to find her so that if she rejected him no one would know. So he set out whereupon a crow told him to go to Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris as that's where he...
Dates: 12 February 1895
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne' collected from Iain MacNeill [John MacNeil], aged 83, pauper, Buailenambodach, Barraidh [Buaile nam Bodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and written down by Carmichael on Liosmore [Lios Mòr] on 16 March 1867. MacNeil is noted as 'co-aois a Choirneil Ruaraidh ic Neill uacaran Bharraidh' [a contemporary of Colonel Roderick MacNeil, MacNeil of Barra]. The story tells how a seer told an old childless couple that they would have a daughter who would cause more...