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Song entitled 'Neacainn an Duin' beginning 'Mhic Neacail [scored out] on Dun o thur nam baideal' and accompanying story collected from Ann Livingstone (née MacPherson) aged about 80 years, Bunawe [Bun Abha/Bonawe, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Carmichael notes 'She sang this sweetly and she says her mother sang it very well. Macneacain ran away with his wife's sister. His wife composed this...He never ret[urned] to his wife. True story.' Ann's mother is noted as being a MacCallum from Laudal...
18 September 1884