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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Although there is a notebook with the same title in this collection (B25), they do not appear to be the same text. This notebook contains a discussion on the use of satire in Gaelic literature.
Scope and Contents Although there is a notebook with the same title in this collection (B24), they do not appear to be the same text. This notebook contains what appears to be a script for a lecture, presumably for students in Celtic. However, 'Aberdeen Celtic Society', 'Edinburgh Gaelic Choir(?)', and 'Oban Highland Association' are also mentioned on the front cover, so it may have been used for different presentations in different years.
Scope and Contents Illustration of a World War I satirical cartoon entitled, 'Mother Goose-Step Rhymes or Letting Loose the Doggrel of War' from the Punch Almanack of 1915 showing a goose wearing a German helmet running away from a man letting an English bulldog off its lead to give chase.
Scope and Contents Satirical saying about Invergarry [Inbhir Gharadh, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] people beginning 'Bean a strath eirionn' [Srath Èireann/Strathearn, Siorramachd Pheairt/Perthshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: August 1909
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Bod[ach] Bhearnasdail an Unais Innis' about the tacksman of Bernisdale [Bearnasdail/An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] by 'Gille na Ciotaig' and composed of sixteen lines. The accompanying story is also given. The story tells of how Gille na Ciotaig, from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] had his pony impounded by the tacksman of Bernisdale. He put half of the fine demanded of him on the gate of the poind and then sang 'Bodach Bhearnasdail'. The tacksman asked him to 'take back his...
Scope and Contents Fair copy of a story entitled 'Gille Na Ciotaig' about a poet, related to Lord MacDonald who was originally from North Uist but who had to go and live in South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] because he had satirised the proprietor in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] for 'some act of oppression'. He travelled with his horse all around the Highlands and Islands and once when visiting a friend in Bearnasdail [Bernisdale, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] his horse got loose and ended up in the corn of the...
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'A Chliarsheanachain' [itinerant band/sorners]. The Cliar Sheanchain or sorners, were a band of sixteen burly men, who would eat and drink and entertain or satirise and they were notoriously difficult to control. The story tells how the the last known band of sorners stayed in Baile-nan-Cailleach [Baile nan Cailleach/Nunton] with Mac 'ic Ailein [Clanranald] as their host for a night. They stayed much longer then...
Dates: 5 March 1895
Scope and Contents Political cartoon entitled, 'The March of the "Unemployed" to the House' showing a group of men (Gulland, McKenna, Asquith, Ramsay Macdonald, Henderson, etc) holding signs as they head towards Parliament in London. Beneath the cartoon is the line, 'Shall we see the defeated Asquithians and Pacifists following the example of the Suffragettes in pre-war days in a [?].' January 1919.