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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Proverb about envy and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's sister, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/94
Scope and Contents Proverb about envy which reads 'Sgoiltidh am farmad a chlach - Envy will rend the stone' and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's [St Columba's] sister. The story tells how Columba's sister was going to the sheiling with another woman. Calum Cille told her to put a stone in her sack and when the woman asked her what she had in her sack to tell her that it was cheese. The woman wondered why the cheese was so big and Columba's sister said that she would not make a small cheese without making...
Dates: 1901

Song entitled 'A Bhean Iadaich' and accompanying note, nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/37
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'A Bhean Iadaich' beginning 'A bhean ud thall hùg ò, An cois na traghad hug o'. The song is composed of forty-four lines, set out as eleven verses of four lines each. The lengthy accompanying note states that the song is claimed by Eigg, Rum, Canna, Coll, Uist and other Western Isles, noting that the Uist version places the song at Aird-a-mhachair [Àird a' Mhachair/Ardivachar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and outlining the basic story present in all versions of the song.

Dates: nd

Story about the Campbells, blacksmiths at Bonawe, 6 July 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/13
Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about the Campbells, blacksmiths at Bonawe [Bun Obha], that the original Campbell came there from Kilmartin [Cille Mhàrtainn], where he had been an apprentice because his master had been jealous of his 'tempering - adhart - binding a sword to hilt'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 6 July 1892