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Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Account of fulling cloth and accompanying song, 1867
Scope and Contents Account of fulling cloth on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing how he heard the singing coming from a hut as he passed by and so he went in and found 'six good looking comely girls waulking cloth. One sung the verse the rest the chorus and all took their turn at this. All songs suited the body made in ful[ling] and all to my ear wild weird and beautiful. One was a fairy song and fairy like'. Carmichael notes that he measured the arms of two of the girls and that while the others seemed...
Alasdair a laoigh mo chéile: waulking song in praise of Alasdair mac Colla, late 19th-early 20th century
Scope and Contents Two copies of Alasdair a laoigh mo chéile: waulking song in praise of Alasdair mac Colla (Sir Alexander MacDonald, clan leader, d.1647), one copy is handwritten, one typescript. Written by Dorothy Brown (Diorbhail Nic a' Bhriuthainn, from the Island of Luing, fl.1644) and possibly used in William J. Watson's Bárdachd Gháidhlig.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century
Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, August 1903 to July 1904
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...
Dates: August 1903 to July 1904
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
'Hoirean o ro bhall Eile', 1883
Scope and Contents Waulking song entitled 'Hoirean o ro bhall Eile' beginning 'Sna e ho i hoirean o ro chall eile, Sna e ho i hoirean o'. The person/s from whom the song was collected is not noted. The song is composed of thirty lines and has twelve numbered verses with another one inserted between verses nine and ten and a few of the verses contain alterations, including one alteration in a different ink in verse eleven. Carmichael annotated verse ten to show that it contains a reference to the Battle of...
‘Kennedy-Fraser MSS. [manuscripts], D. 18377 [E60/25]’, c 1909-c 1911
Scope and Contents ‘Kennedy-Fraser MSS. [manuscripts], D. 18377 [E60/25]’. Note on Patrick Macdonald’s collection, manuscript. Miscellaneous Songs of the Hebrides arrangements, mainly for voice and harp, several incomplete, manuscripts. Numerous music notation sheets, mainly in pencil, some in ink, presumably Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s original...
Dates: c 1909-c 1911
Note about waulking songs, 7 August 1886
Scope and Contents Note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about waulking songs describing how six women work at fulling the cloth, one woman sings and the rest sing the chorus. 'No song must be sang (sic) twice or else it [takes] back the cloth.' There are also fragments of lines from waulking songs.
Dates: 7 August 1886
Notebook of songs belonging to Alexander Carmichael, nd
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.
Song beginning 'Bhì le bhì le, Ho bhilean ho bhò ', 30 March 1877
Scope and Contents Waulking song beginning 'Bhì le bhì le, Ho bhilean ho bhò ' collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phàdruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas]. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 30 March 1877