Scope and Contents
Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of forty-nine stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'La dha'n Fhinn air tulach Oirill, Gaurac Eirinn mu tiomchioll'. The accompanying note explains how the Muireartach was Rìgh Lochlann's [King of Norway] nurse and the wife of Lon Mhic, the Lochlann's chief blacksmith, who made Fionn's sword. The song was composed for making the...
15 January 1866