Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW,Use For = Cattle raiding
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fragment of a piobaireachd song beginning 'Thainig cait thainig cait, ris an droch uair thainig iad' [Thàinig Na Cait Oirnn or The Cat Are Come On Us]. The song is composed of eight lines.
Scope and Contents Song and story entitled 'Mac Ic Allein' [Mac ic Ailein] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how a man had stolen a cow from Mac ic Ailein and was to be hanged for his crime. He bought himself some time by composing the song and after he had sung it, Mac ic Ailein cut him down, gave him a cow and sent him home. The song begins 'Slan iomrai a ghaisg. A chuir mi seach' and is composed of sixty-six lines, some of which have pencil...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac Iain Ghiorr' beginning 'Te bha blithean ba aig Ru Huisnis', and accompanying story which tells how Mac Iain Ghiorr stole a cow from a woman. Also vocabulary note that 'mothir' [mòthar] means the noise of the sea. The song is composed of seven lines. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Sith' [Oran Sìth or Fairy Song] beginning 'Tri feoragan is 3 smeoraichean, S a smeor riach eir an toiseach' and accompanying note which tells how the fairies caught hold of a girl who 'went for her mother's cattle + kept her. Her comp[anion] got home + she sang this song'.
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Story about cattle theft which reads 'Calum du na tuaigh stole a cow from L[och] Nell while in Achnacrie beag' [Loch Nell, Achadh na Crithe/Achnacree, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill' collected from Donald Macgrigor [Donald MacGregor], Bailegarbh [Baile Garbh, Lios Mòr/Lismore] about a black sheep, belonging to Domhnall Dubh nan Aird [Sir Donald Campbell of Airds], which was stolen and the sheepskin was found hanging from the rafters of the Baron of Bachuil's barn, for which the Baron was threatened with hanging. In order to spare himself the Baron was forced to hand over several pieces of land.
Dates: 15 August 1883