Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 121 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor a Mhor, Dh-eir mi mall s dh eir mi moch'.
Dates: 30 October 1872
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A Sheum[ais] ic Eoin horo ghiulan, Is gorach [th]u horo ghiulain' collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 94 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying story tells how Seumas mac Eoin ic an Ollamh Ilich or Seumas Sasunach fell in love with a married woman on Mingulay and poisoned her husband. An old woman saw him out one day in great distress and on being questioned he told her that a cloud was passing which was full of plague and would...
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Ach a phiura sin sa phuar, Na ro na fir eir a bhainis' collected from Catherine MacFarlane née MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. An accompanying note reads 'This was heard in Creaga Gorma Hea'aval Barra [Heabhal/Heaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] while she was grinding the quern.' Song has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her...
Dates: 7 August 1870
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Bha mi cor agus tri blianna A nis na na [-] fa thall' . The song has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Song beginning 'B[h]on thainig mi dhan duthaich so gur beag mo shunt ri ceol' and accompanying story, 1860
Scope and Contents Song probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye beginning 'B[h]on thainig mi dhan duthaich so gur beag mo shunt ri ceol' ['Thug mi gaol do'n t-seòladair']. Carmichael writes that the song was composed the previous summer (1859) by Anna MacLeod to a handsome young sailor called Donald Peaton [Beaton or Paton]. While Anna was singing the song, Donald's mother came into the house and fell into a swoon because Donald had been drowned. On reviving, she asked Anna to sing the song...
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chailin [chailin] og is stunach [stumach] Bha mi la fala sin fhasach' probably collected from Seonaid Curaidh [Seònaid Nic Mhuirich or Janet Currie] [Àird na Monadh/Ardnamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The last four lines of the song lines are also written transversely across the page. Text has been scored through as if the text has been transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Song collected from Cairistina nin Duil [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill or Christina MacInnes], Creagorry [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Chai an conn Gun deach an conn an cuil'. The song is composed of forty-five lines and it appears as if lines three and four have been missed out. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. Cairistiona is noted as 'Bean bhoc[hd] a bhios sniomh dhan mhnaoi agam'.
Dates: 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, beginning 'Chuir si mo chri air a phlosgail' and accompanying story, which describes how the daughter of Glencoe ran away with her father's piper Henderson to America. It also notes that 'She never did did (sic) good - always going round the shore to look out for her lover coming'.
Song beginning 'Dhuisg mo leanan mi m chadal S mi gail fadail an dhusga' and accompanying story, 28 March 1871 and 17 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song collected from Duncan Macdonald, aged 86 years, Snaoisval [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhuisg mo leanan[n] mi m chadal S mi ga[bha]il fadail an dhusga'. The song is composed of thirty-nine lines. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio is 'Transcribed 17th/12 1883 30 Royal Circus Edinburgh A[lexander] Carmichael'. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by a young woman 'who became insane about a...
Dates: 28 March 1871 and 17 December 1883