Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Chunna mise sin s cha b ionagh, Na muca marra mor mora a seinn'' and accompanying note that it was composed by a guilty man about to be hanged [and who had to compose twelve false verses to escape the noose].
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem, probably collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Guileag i guil sgeala mo dhunadh, Turas na dunach' [Conaltradh nam Beathaichean or Conversation Between the Animals]. The poem is composed of four lines and appears to be the part of the poem attributed to an eala or the swan.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall, As Barra Chrian nach d fhas pailt' and accompanying note which reads 'Sligean [shell] used for drinking Creachain used on Sunday in on top of Ruaival by Prof Blackie Mr Jolly + self.'
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem entitled 'Barraglas' probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, beginning 'Bean na sui[dhe] air an lar, Bra[th] eadar da chois'. The poem has one verse of four line and the second verse has two line and looks to be incomplete. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem or sayings written down by John Ewen MacRury in ink entitled 'Bailgfhionn' [white-bellied calf] which reads 'Laoigh Bhailfhionn an t seann-duine call codach, Laoigh Bhailgfhionn an duine oig cur ann codach.'
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
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse collected from Angus MacAulay, aged 82, An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis beginning 'Cuim tug mi cion don fhear ud, Do Mhurchaidh mear mac MhicLeod'. The verse is composed of six lines. The accompanying note reads 'Stra[th] Leoid bet[ween] Ullapool &Catao[bh]' [possibly Bealach Beinn Leòid, Ulapul, both Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty and Cataibh/Sutherland].
Dates: 29 August 1868
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse collected from an unnamed informant probably in Tolstadh Bho Thuath [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], beginning 'La [Fhe]ill[e] Mhic[heil] thig an riogh as an toll, Mar buinn mise dhan riogh.' There are five lines to the verse.
Dates: 17 October 1873