Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacNeil née MacDougall (or MacDonald), Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Fhir ad dh alas a maireach, Ill in ora hù o hù o' and accompanying notes, which tell how the widow had a vision of her son's death and would not let him leave home and that 'bacan' are the four posts supporting the 'beairst' [loom]. All of the items listed in the song have to be brought back together before the son can leave home. Text has been scored through in both...
Dates: September 1872