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Laments

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...

Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' and accompanying note, 10 February 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/74
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' collected from Mairead Donullach [Margaret MacDonald], aged 79 years, Gearrai iain, Malacleit, N[orth] Uist [Gearraidh Iain, Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Na nead an eoin bhinnich, Bha [th]u innis na Ruai'. The song is composed of fifty lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note describes Mairead as 'A poor old woman in a hut who had been at service in Vallay [Bhàlaigh] for a long time...