Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Rann Buaichailleac' collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Siual beinne, siul baile, Siul gu re fada fasuin'. The accompanying note reads 'Old women used to say this in driving their cows in the morn[in]g'. The text has been scored through in two different inks and written transversely across the first page of text is 'Transcribed into B[ook] III p188. A[lexander] A[rchibald] Carmichael Creagorry 4...
Dates: 28 October 1872
Scope and Contents Note on Achlasan C[haluim]-Chille [St John's Wort/St Columba's Plant] probably collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist describing how it is [collected] 'gun sire[adh] gun iar[raidh]' and 'is scraped ag[ainst] its bark and a crosgag (a ring) is made and placed in the bottom of the milk [boyne].' The note also describes the 'cneapag' which is made before the crosgag is made. Calum Cille [St Columba] is described as 'the best herd that...
Dates: 28 October 1872
Scope and Contents Placename derivation for Uamh nan Straraichean [Uamh nan Srathraichean, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It is described as the place where people left their saddles while they were at the airidh [sheiling].
Dates: 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Story about a herd who when he went to collect some cattle and when he whistled for them they came down to the beach and three cows and their three calves started swimming towards Ceilegary [Ceileagraigh/Killegray]. He managed to stop the last cow and her limping calf by throwing 'lan a chroighl[e]' [possibly creel] into the pool in which they were standing.
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Story about a poor Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how he came to Stoneybridge [Staoinebrig] and saw that others went to Hellisdale [Sheileasdal] to make an airidh there as fish and milk were so plentiful. He decided to go a little further to Glen Liadail [Gleann Liathdail] but he and his...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Tale concerning Coinneach nan Tarbh and the Luideag, probably told by John Pearson or John MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra. Coinneach caught the Luideag, the Barra equivalent of the Glaistig or Bean-nighidh, at a stream and would not release her until she promised to herd his cattle safely for a year and a day. She promised to do so, and for this time the cattle were herded by a white dog, whining, accompanied by an incessant lament. The cattle fold door would be...
Dates: 23 March 1871
Scope and Contents Photograph of a Rajput painting in the collection of Dr. Ananda K Coomaraswamy showing 'the youth of Krishna among the cowherds' from the book, "Indian Thought: Past and Present" by R W Frazer in the early 20th century.