Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 121 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bron Binn no Laoidh Mhic Righ Breithtean' [The Sweet Sorrow] beginning 'La chaidh Astar nan Stuadh, Gu tulaich nam breach a shealg/ruadh'. The song tells how Sir Gawain went in search of a young woman King Arthur had dreamt about and found her. Then another warrior, named Bile, appeared and challenged him, telling how he had killed two children of the King of Greece and that the third they had killed themself. Bile challenges Gawain to dig a grave for these children but the young...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bron no Braon Binn' collected from Iain MacLeoid [John MacLeod], crofter, Iocar, Uist a chinne a deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Chunnaig Righ Breatun na shuain, An aona bhean a b. fhearr snuagh fo'n ghrein'. The song is composed of thirty-eight lines. Pencil annotations divide the song into nine verses. The accompanying note tells how the woman in the song was a ban-draoigh [druid] who wanted to kill Sior Falaich [Sir Gawain] so she put Righ Breatun to sleep...
Dates: c1875 and 27 February 1894
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Calum Ban Macilleathain' beginning 'Na thaothail O Chaluim Bhain, Slan fallain gun rill thu'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines arranged into eighteen verses of couplets. The note reads '"Tha righ ur air a Chomaraich" = Abercrosain Applecross. Whats the point?'.
Scope and Contents Song collected from Oighrig NicCruimein nighean dhol Dhonul mac Cruimein [Effie MacCrimmon], age 84, [Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Gur mise tha fo ghruaim, Gur a fluich tha mo ghruaidh'. Eibhrig says 'Si mo mhathair a rin an d-oran so ga an duine aice' [My mother composed this song for her husband]; the heading, written by Carmichael, is 'Chai[dh] e leis [a' chreig]', in other words he fell from the cliff. The song contains many annotations pencil and in ink and the text has been scored through...
Dates: 22 May 1865
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cum Na Ghealladh E' beginning 'Cum na ghealladh e, Gheall e dhoms (e)'. The song has twenty eight lines of verse each interspersed with the chorus 'Cum na ghealladh e'. The accompanying note explains the different types of waulking songs and notes that this one is 'oran teannachaidh' or 'firming song'.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha' beginning ''S fhad a shiubhail mi n oidhche, Dh fhios na maighdin bu bhoidhche' composed of forty-two lines, arranged as three verses of four lines each and fifteen verses in couplets. The accompanying note reads 'This poem was composed by a young man who went to see his sweetheart and whn he reached there he found that she had died shortly before his arrival.'
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Cairistine' beginning 'Chairistine nach freagair thu mi, Cha fhreagair an nochd mo dhibhul mi'. The song is composed of thirty-eight lines, arranged into six verses of four lines each and a single line chorus. Annotations have been made to the text with alternative words or phrases, the annotation being separated from the main text with an oblique.
Song entitled 'Dhuisg Mo Leannan Mi' and accompanying story entitled 'Sorcha An Or-fhuilt A Chaidh Fiadhan Eir Na Feidh' or 'Clara of the Golden Hair That Went Wild With the Deer', 28 March 1871
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Dhuisg Mo Leannan Mi' and accompanying story entitled 'Sorcha An Or-fhuilt A Chaidh Fiadhan Eir Na Feidh' or 'Clara of the Golden Hair That Went Wild With the Deer' collected from Duncan MacDonald, age 86, crofter, Snaisebhal, South Uist [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas]. The story tells of two young lovers on South Uist who are forbidden to marry. The young woman goes mad, runs away from home and is discovered living naked with deer on Ben More [Beinn Mhòr]. Despite many...
Dates: 28 March 1871
Scope and Contents Song entitled and beginning 'Is Anamoch A Chunna Mi An Raoir', collected from Murdoch MacLeod, Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] noted as being written at Kings Stables, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann]. The text has additions to it in both pencil and ink.
Dates: 1 August 1885
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Is Ann A Ghabh Mi Mo Chead' collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson] pauper, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning ''S ann a ghabh mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song has seven verses. The accompanying note states that the song was composed by the daughter of Donald son of MacNeil of Barra to James MacDonald of Clanranald, who got Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] after the MacNeils and...
Dates: 23 March 1871