Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about the song 'Duan Na Muthairn' [Rune of the Muthairn], which was collected from Dun[can] MacLel[lan] Don[nachadh] Ban, Carnan, S[outh] U[ist] on 17 January 1874 that Duncan had heard it from an old woman 'who used to frequent his fathers house and who used to repeat long hymns night after night at the fire side.'
Scope and Contents Note of two references to 'Dunaire' ['An Duanaire'] namely 'Caim' ['A Chàim'] on page 57 and 'An eoin'-bhain' on page 62.
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the transcriptions of thirty-six songs, all of which are listed on contents pages, giving their title or first line. Some of the songs have a note about their origin or background but do not indicate Carmichael's source for them.
Scope and Contents Reminder to 'See the old woman at Hacleit [Haclait/Hacklet, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] Mairearad NicLeoid [Margaret MacLeod] for old songs'.
Scope and Contents Story about Trai Chaibaval [Tràigh Chaibaval, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] noting its location and previous name of Trai Chliamainn [Tràigh Chliamainn] and how people tried to stop the sea with brigs, stacks and bundles of heather but a gale came and drove everything up to the Northton glumag [pool] [Taobh Tuath]. The accompanying vocabulary notes include 'Cira = Caora ("Cira fo shneac" Manx song), 'Brig = Stack build up of peats of dyke' and 'Sgrioba -Phe'ire (Pe'ar) lightning just above Sgriob...
Dates: November 1873
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 The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century