Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi na Ceard[a]ich' [Laoidh na Ceàrdaich] collected from Alex[ander] MacNeill, Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. A gap in the manuscript indicates that the beginning of the song has not been recorded with the first lines noted down beginning, 'Cha ruig [ceo] orm eir cheart eigin, Sgod da eid eir a obair'. The song is composed of twenty four lines, many of which are incomplete.
Dates: 27 March 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Nan Ceann' collected from Donul Mac an tShaoir [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] at Aird Choinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of sixty one lines and is preceded by a lengthy narrative. A note written transversely across some of the text reads 'Copy of this and of the "Lay" sent to the Rev Mr Clerk Killmallie Oct[ober] 11 1867.' Another note refers Carmichael to look at 'Torrac Na Taine'...
Dates: 22 March 1867 to 11 October 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh a Choin Duibh' collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coille-odhar, Clac-Sgiath on 18 December 1861. The song begins 'La dhuinn a bhith sa bheinn sheilg, Bainnig leinn a bhith gun choin'. The song is composed of sixty-two lines. The song tells how a man came with a black dog called For and killed one hundred and fifty of Fionn's dogs. In response, Fionn unleashed his prize dog, Bran, which killed For. The text has two annotations in different inks.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [The Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison] Trithean 'Clac-Sgiath' [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] collected on 7 December 1862. The accompanying story tells how Diarmaid always wore a helmet because it covered the 'ball-seric' or 'gradh-seric' or beauty-spot that he had. If any woman saw it she would immediately fall in love with him. One day, while feeding his dogs, his helmet fell off and Grainne, Fionn's wife,...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h-Ighinne' collected from Eachun Donnullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean Sgitheanach [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'La dhomh romh 'n Fheinn a muigh, 'S i na suidhe air tulach Coire-Siar'. The song is composed of fifty-five lines.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h-Ighinne' collected from Patrig Smith - Patra mac Aonais ic Dhonuil ic Phatrig [Patrick or Peter Smith], crofter, age 70, Leth-mheadhanaich, Baoighastal mu Dheas, Uist [An Leth Mheadhanaich/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 24 April 1869 beginning 'La dhuinn eir bheagan sluaigh'. There are additions to the text in both pencil and ink. The accompanying note is a short synopsis of the song. Patrick states that he 'heard this lay 42 years ago from Rua'raidh...
Dates: November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h Inghinne' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], Port-righ [Port Rìgh/Portree, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'La dhomh romh 'm Fheinn a muigh, 'S mi na m' shuidhe air Tulach-coire-ciar'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. The text has been written across transversely with a note from the Inverness Courier of 19 March 1866 stating that four of the oldest inhabitants of Portree had passed away in the course of a month, to...
Dates: 22 October 1864 and 10 April 1866
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h Inghinne' collected from Alasdair Mac Mhathain or Mothanach or 'Alli Ban' [Alexander Matheson], Airdeilbh, Lochais [Àird Eilbh/Ardelve, Lochaillse/Lochalsh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty on 9 July 1861. The song begins 'Oisein uasail mhic Fhinn, Us tu do shuidhe air an tulaich aoibhinn' and is composed of eighty-eight lines. Some annotations including vocabulary notes have been made in pencil. The accompanying story describes a skull and teeth found on the shore at...
Dates: 22 October 1864
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of forty-nine stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'La dha'n Fhinn air tulach Oirill, Gaurac Eirinn mu tiomchioll'. The accompanying note explains how the Muireartach was Rìgh Lochlann's [King of Norway] nurse and the wife of Lon Mhic, the Lochlann's chief blacksmith, who made Fionn's sword. The song was composed for making the...
Dates: 15 January 1866
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh Oscair' collected from Phatrig Smith [Patrick Smith] Leth-meadhonach, Uist Deas [An Leth Mheadhanaich/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 24 April 1869 beginning 'Ceithir chiad do dh-fheara bogha'. The accompanying note is a short synopsis of the song. Patrick states that he heard the song from an old man of 75 years of age called Niall Donnullach 'Niall Rua' [Neil MacDonald] who was also from An Leth Mheadhanaich and who died twenty years previously [c1849].
Dates: November 1870