Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Custom regarding the attendance of fathers at the funeral of their stillborn or unbaptised children, September 1909
Scope and Contents Custom regarding the attendance of fathers at the funeral of their stillborn or unbaptised children. It states that they do not attend the funeral and go about their ordinary work and that if they do attend they will have no more children. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Customs relating to La Fheill Mìcheil [Là Fhèill Mhìcheil or St Michael's Day/Michaelmas] including that 'glac churran' [load of carrots] was given to the lad who gave the 'culag' [piggy-back]; that wives were not allowed at the [horse] race; and that 'Struan Mìcheil' was made of 'glas[s] of whisky black carrowy yolk of egg'.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, beginning 'An toir u do niean domh Chail[leach] an Dudain' [Cailleach an Dùdain or Old Woman of the Dust Mill].
Dates: 15 August 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song which reads 'Daoin dubha, dan daoin ban bog, Daon donna dual donn rua rag'. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 16 September 1890
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about a wrongfully imprisoned man. The man is asked by the king to fight a bully, who has come into the kingdom challenging everyone, for which the man asks for particular food including a bannock, butter and eggs. On meeting the bully, he caught him by the hand 'and pulled it off from the shoulder' having previously beaten him at other feats of strength. A page has been removed from the note book (probably contemporaneously) before this entry.
Scope and Contents Note about how old men in Ness [Nis, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] shave their hair describing how they 'shave the back of the head up some distance and allow the hair to fall down over this'.
Scope and Contents Note on the word 'ballac' that it means 'The play or display of lads upon men in things - often rough'.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Place-name notes and story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Uamh na h-aonaig and Uamh-Ghàrsa [Uamh na h-Aoneig and possibly Uamh Guarsaigh]. Uamh na h-Aonaig is 'said to come down half way to the bay', while Uamh Gharsa [on] Sanndray [Sanndraigh/Sandray] is said to go in on the west end of the strand and come out opposite Pabay [Pabaigh]. The story tells how a dog once went in one end and came out of the other 'devoid of hair. The foul air...
Scope and Contents Proverb beginning 'Cha ro Ciadain riamh gun ghrian, Cha ro geamhradh ria gun smal'. The text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Proverb for 'a man of honour' which reads 'Duine air fhacal us each air thaod'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: July 1909