Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876
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,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Fragment of a verse beginning 'A Sheath[ain] sa Sheath[ain]', 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse [possibily a charm] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra which reads 'A Sheath[ain] sa Sheath[ain], Toradh coirc Earraghoil toradh coirc Eara'ail' which was composed by Mor ni Dhiarmaid ic Sheathain ic Dhunachai ic Earraghoil [nian] Dhonuil Eoin am Bearnari [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray].
Dates: 21 May 1869
Poem entitled 'Na Brataichean', March 1867
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Na Brataichean' [The Banners] probably collected from Donald MacPhee, smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Gad a gheo ri Loch[lannaich] sid, Na bha do mhaoin s do sheisd air Eirin.' The poem is composed of one hundred and eight lines, some of which are written transversely across other text.
Dates: March 1867
Poem entitled 'Teanntac Mhor Na Feinn' and accompanying note, March 1867
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Teanntac[hd] Mhor Na Feinn[e]' collected from Donul Mac a Bhi [Donald MacPhee], smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'La dh an Th[einn] shuas Druim-dearg, Freiteach blath ri mu Fhinn'. The poem is composed of forty two lines. The accompanying note states that he heard it 'from Ruari Ruadh mac Cuiein sa Cheanna Tuath (Uist) 50 years ago [c1817]' [Roderick MacQuien, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist].
Dates: March 1867