Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about a tailor who hears beautiful fairy music and falls asleep and is turned into a child. When he discovered this he said 'Is mairg a leig uc ri tailear'.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about a wife stolen by the fairies probably collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In the story, the man, from Blar nan Laogh, Ach-nan-Con, Appin [Bàr nan Laogh, Achnacone, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drags his wife by the ankle through a fire and discovers, as he suspected, that the fairies had replaced her with the trunk of an oak tree 'black stoc daraich'. The story states that the fairies are keen to take women for...
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about a woman searching for a lamb but being lifted by the fairies and ending up on North Rona [Rònaidh/Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty].
Dates: 27 October 1873
Scope and Contents Story about a woman stealing a coire or kettle from 'Siein rua Chroca breaca Staonabrig' [Sìthein Ruadh [a fairy hill], Cnoca Breaca, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. As she took the kettle the old man said to her,' A bhean bhalbh sin sa bhean bhalbh thain[i]g [thus] a tir nam marbh a rug eir a choire na crutha fuasgail an dugh 's l[e]ig an dearg' [That dumb woman, that dumb woman who came from the land of the dead. Open the black [dog] and let go the red [dog].' The...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story collected from tinkers by the name of Chisholm at Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] about Mrs Marwick Stuart, Torloisg, Mull [Torloisk, Muile] who was abducted by fairies while in child-bed. She met her children from school and told them she was not dead. She asked for her husband to come to her with her wedding chemise and put it on her back-to-front and she would be as well as ever. Her husband married another and the child went to see the mother that night...
Dates: 23 March 1869
Scope and Contents Story about an encounter with a fairy while gathering plants for healing and accompanying song collected from Catrine Pearson [Catherine MacFarlane née MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how Niall Pearson of Bruarnis [Neil MacPherson, Bruairnis/Bruernish] was at Drollam [Drolum] cutting cairst-leanna or braonan-a-choin [cairt-leamhna or braonan-nan-con, tuberous bitter vetch or dog carmillion], which is good for diahorrea or tanning leather, and...
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how about sixty years before [c1834] Lachlan MacRuaraidh [Lachlan MacRury], Ardmona, Iochdar, [Àird na Monadh/Ardnamona, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] was out looking for a lost stirk at dusk. Near Tigh Cloiche, Mointeach an Ìochdar, he saw what he thought was the men of Ìochdar digging lazy beds. As he approached them he realised they were not men 'for they all wore a green long garbe and a sort of green[e]d soft...
Dates: 16 December 1894
Scope and Contents Story about Donl Bhailerail [Dòmhnall Dòmhnallach/Donald MacDonald of Balranald] stating that he used to visit a man who lived by the graveyard whose son 'was a sore tyrant' and who by their appearance - riding on black horses with white fronts, dressed in green - were fairies. Donald requested a meeting with him at Crao-mhor ['the stump of a thornbush'], Bhailerail [Baile Raghnill or Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], and after that he was never seen again. 'The man told him that he...
Scope and Contents Story about fairies and ploughs at Canna collected from Duncan Bàn MacLellan, Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, describing how men had left their plough irons at night at Canna, where there were fairies, and in the morning they were dressed.
Dates: 5 May 1874
Scope and Contents Story in which six fairies approach a man looking for work spinning or carding wool as they had angered their master at Croc nan claigeann, Boradh, Bearnaray [Cnoc nan Claigeann, Borgh/Borve, Bearnaraidh/Berneray]
Dates: March 1874