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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Song beginning 'Gu faod nar Fr. mo [cham] sin inse', accompanying story and quotation, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/73
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Gu faod nar Fr. mo [cham] sin inse, Mun ghabh iad am ort us tu nad aide' which is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying story tells how Iain Og Mharaig, son of Iain Sheilebost [Iain Òg Mhàraig/Young John of Màraig son of John of Seilebost, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris], shot and killed raiders [possibly French raiders]. Carmichael notes that Rev [Aulay] MacAulay said 'Gheo thus lair anns am bi earbal' on hearing 'this panegyric'. On both folios written transversely across...
Dates: 11 July 1870

Song beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/11
Scope and Contents Song collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro, Na nam faite Seathain ri fhuasgla[dh]' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann] composed of fifteen lines. The story tells how the song was composed by an aunt of MacLeod of Harris to MacNeill Dhun an t-Sleibh [Dùn an t-Sleibh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], her husband. She alleged that a priest had tried to take advantage of her in the confessional the response to which was that the priest...
Dates: 21 May 1869

Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' and accompanying notes, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/76
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' collected from Eachun MacCiseig [Hector MacIsaac, joiner, Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic 's e thuirt a Righ, Oscair a righ nan ard ghlath'. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has an annotation in pencil. The background to the song is given telling how Fionn expected to hand over his kingdom to Oscar, when he died if he killed Caibre Ruadh an Eirinn. The comhairle or conversation takes place after a...
Dates: c1875

Song entitled 'Garradh', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/79
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Garradh' collected from Uilleam Sincleir (Mac-na-ceirde) [William Sinclair], innkeeper, Bahiarva, Barraidh [Bàgh Thiarabhagh/Bayherivagh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] on 15 April 1865 beginning 'Chuir Fionn a mheur fo dheud-fios, Ghabh e leis gach fios mar fhuair'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines.

Dates: c1875

Song entitled 'Na Tri Eoin Chruinne Gheala Dhiom', 10 March 1869 to 6 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/18
Scope and Contents Song entitled and beginning 'Na Tri Eoin Chruinne Gheala Dhonn' collected from Peigi Robastan nean Alastair 'Ic Aulai [Peggy Robertson], Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. One verse has been written over text in the opposite direction on folio 24r. A footnote reads 'Compose[d] by a jealous wrangling pair. Heard only once by the reciter when a girl. Never heard it again. This was in Morar [Mòrar, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] at a wedding. Sung by a man.' The text has...
Dates: 10 March 1869 to 6 May 1869

Story about a dispute over a march at Meall a Bhogaire, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/167
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Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about a dispute over a march at Meall a Bhogaire between the Stewarts and Glencoe, in which a MacFhraing [Rankin] is shot by a Stewart through a cleft in the rock and the Glencoe men fled and never came back. The rock is known as 'Clach Mhic Fhraing'.

Dates: 1883

Story about Alasdair Mac Colla, October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/130
Scope and Contents Story about Alasdair Mac Colla probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how he was staying in a Campbell lodging one night although his landlord did not know who he was. A young Campbell reluctantly sits with MacColla and on finding out that MacColla is a MacDonald states that the Campbells are in debt to the MacDonalds. On asking why, Campbell states that they owe the MacDonalds the canvas they used to hang them with. MacDonald’s response is that the debt has already been...
Dates: October 1870

Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst and Sir Tormad, 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/15
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or...
Dates: 1871

Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland and Blàr na Cuigeal, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/131
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland probably collected from James Campbell, fisherman, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story notes that the castle on Loch Tangasdail was built by St Clair [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Loch Tangasdale, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that St Clair married a woman from Kintail [Ceann Tàile, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that he had eight hundred men who fought for him, although none of the men were from...
Dates: September 1872

Story about Clach Mhòr na Gleannan, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/105
Scope and Contents

Story about Clach Mhòr na Gleannan [Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that it was thrown by a Lochlannach [Viking] at his sweetheart from Fuidey [Fuidheigh/Fuday]. When it struck her, it drove her into the ground and there is now a large boulder stuck in the earth there. The Lochlannach 'did'nt (sic) wish to kill her but just throw this as a spitheag at her'.

Dates: 24 September 1872