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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Cha Teid Mor A Bharraidh Bhronach' and accompanying note, November 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/6
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cha Teid Mor A Bharraidh Bhronach' collected from Peigi NicNeill [Peggy MacNeil], Brutharnis, Barraidh [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Barraigh/Barra] on 30 September 1870, beginning 'Cha teid Mor a Bharraidh bhronach, Horo thugaibh i hugaibh ise 'n tugaibh eile'. The note which precedes the song tells how Nighean Alastair Ruaidh, who was in Uist and Nic-an-Fhinn, who was in Barra would regularly meet and argue with each other. On one occasion, Nic-an-Fhinn attended a waulking of tweed...
Dates: November 1870

Song entitled 'Dan Na h-Ighne' and accompanying note, 21 March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/19
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Dan Na h-Ighne' collected from Doul mac Dhonil ic Thearlaich, Aird, Beinn na fadhla, [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] at the priest's house in Aird Choinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'La dhan ro sinn uile an Fh[einn], Air sliabh Sheal-matha nan struth dian' and composed of thirty nine lines. The accompanying note is prefaced with the line 'The rest of this written' and describes how Fionn's law meant...
Dates: 21 March 1867

Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne', 30 March 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/39
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne' [Laoidh na h-Inghinne] collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'Fhuair mi lean[nan] an chaideil, 'S mi gail fad am urnuigh'. The song is composed of forty lines and preceded and succeeded by the story behind it. The text of the song has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 30 March 1877

Song entitled 'Tuirream Torraidh' and accompanying note about funeral customs, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/96
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Tuirream Torraidh' collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson, cottar, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'S grad a fhuair [th]u m bas, A ghrai[dh] cha ruige tu le[a]s'. An accompanying note states that 'bean thuiream' was a woman whose duty it was to 'sing the tuiream after the coffin & striking the coffin with her hands like a drum. All the man's virtues were sung out & his geanaology (sic) back to Noah praised.' Song has been scored...
Dates: 24 September 1872

Story about a blacksmith on Aoi [Iona], 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/46
Scope and Contents Story about a blacksmith on Aoi [Ì Chaluim Chille/Iona, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in St Columba's time. The blacksmith did not need to use tongs as he could hold the hot iron in his hands. He went to Mull [Muile] where he saw a beautiful woman with a cow. When he returned he said they should buy a cow and Calum Cille [St Columba] said 'Far am bi bo bith bean far am bi bean bith buair[eadh]' [Where there's a cow, there's a woman, and where there's a woman, there's trouble]. After that the...
Dates: 1901

Story about a wife stolen by the fairies, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/82
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

Story about Blar nan cuigeal, January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/157
Scope and Contents

Story about Blar nan cuigeal [Blàr nan Cuigeal] which was fought by North Uist women with their distaffs near Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The fight was led by Mor Donullach [Marion MacDonald] at Clachan Shannda [Sannda/Clachan Sanda] and [at] Fooghail na Comaraich [Faoghal na Comraich] and Sìg-nan-cuaran [possibly Eilean na Sìge-Cama].

Dates: January 1871

Story about female ghosts, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/42
Scope and Contents

Story about two female ghosts, the first being Maidean a Chaisteil [Maighdean a' Chaisteil or Maid of the Castle] who lived in Chaisteil Chaifein [Caisteal Chaifeann/Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and 'wore a green dress & walked about'. The other ghost haunted Dun alla [probably Dùn Ollaidh/Dunolllie] and she would 'Roll down mulachagun [mulachagan or cheeses] upon the servant when they displ[eased] her.' This ghost was a 'Nic-I-achain'.

Dates: September 1870

Story about giant killer, 21 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/5
Scope and Contents Story about a giant killer collected from Donull Mac Cuieag [Donald MacCaig], Fearan an lea, who learnt it more that twenty years before from Donull Mac a Phee [Donald MacPhee], Talamsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how the brother and sister did not get on with each other and an old woman warned the brother that the sister would try to kill him that night by hiding a giant under some rushes and encouraging him...
Dates: 21 February 1861

Story about MacUistean and the fairies, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/92
Scope and Contents Story about MacUistean, Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] describing how he had a cairiste and as he was passing the big fairy hill in Griminish on his way to inspect the sheep-shearing, he heard a baby crying and a fairy inviting him to come in, take a seat and he would get everything. He immediately went home where the baker was baking for the cairiste but the oven was so full that bits of dough were falling over it. She was going to pick the bits up but MacUistean stamped...
Dates: September 1872