Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Quote from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen, Tarasaigh/Taransay] which reads, 'Comhaltas gu ceud s caird gu fichead says old Mor when prais[in]g Na daltachan.'
Dates: 8 July 1870
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
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhail Fhinn Eir Oscar' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breuvaig, Barrai[dh] [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thuirt an righ, Oscair a righ nan og flath.' The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying note states that MacPhee heard this from 'Neal Mac Aonais [Neil Mac Innes] an Cille Bharra coitear. He was a capital reciter. This man's father was the best reciter and piper of his day.'
Dates: 14 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Dan Bas Chaoiril' collected from Doul mac An t Saoir [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'An Taigh Tea-ruith nan cruit chiuil, Bha sin gu mach is teach' and composed of twenty eight lines. MacIntyre states that he does not remember from whom he first heard the song 'but heard it when a boy say 60 years ago'. A note written transversely across the text written 'The same in possession before.'
Dates: 22 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Dan Mhic Righ Sorach' Doul mac Dhonil ic Thearlaich, Aird, Beinn na fadhla, [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] at the priest's house in Aird Choinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Tha sgeul againn eir Fionn, Ga be chuir suim e' and composed of one hundred and ten lines. The text has been annotated in pencil.
Dates: 22 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Dan Na h-Ighne' collected from Doul mac Dhonil ic Thearlaich, Aird, Beinn na fadhla, [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] at the priest's house in Aird Choinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'La dhan ro sinn uile an Fh[einn], Air sliabh Sheal-matha nan struth dian' and composed of thirty nine lines. The accompanying note is prefaced with the line 'The rest of this written' and describes how Fionn's law meant that...
Dates: 21 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan Na Muthairne' [Rune of the 'Muthairn'] collected from Duncan MacLellan, crofter, Càrnan/Carnan, South Uist [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'A Righ na greine, Is aluinn do ghnuis'.
Dates: 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan Na Muthairne' collected from Dun[can] MacLellan, clachair [mason], Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dunan na Muthairne a Ri[gh] na Greine, S Aluin Do Ghnuis da lub iarain'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Euology on Mrs Drevir' collected from Catherine Macintosh, Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Failte dhuibh a cho[mh]lain thainig, Dh faisg a chonai'. The note states that Catherine is forty years old and 'at poetry all that time & she is greatly obl[ige]d to Mrs Dre[ver] for her munificence & kindness.'
Dates: 25 December 1872
Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' and accompanying story, 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Fail in ocha - Iomarbhaigh' [A Spaidearachd Bharrach] collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist A Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dhia s gaolach liom an gille, Gha bheil deiread agus gill-dhuinnead'. The song is composed of twenty six lines and has been scored through in ink with a transverse note reading 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book III 241 page A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how MacNeill of Barra, possibly...
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 12 December 1883