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Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Gair nan cath eir tulach shamhna' collected from Hector MacLeoid or Eachunn mac Alastair [Hector MacLeod] cottar, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Carmichael comments 'I don't understand these lines'. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 29 September 1872
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Gao an iar thar na Feiste, Ceo is uisge' which is described as having been composed by Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh to the MacDonalds after a meeting at Rodail [Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] at which the MacLeods and MacDonalds quarrelled. A vocabulary note reads 'Foirich = Pestle'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Glean mo shir sa G[leann] lia dail, Glean nach eil fianta ri fhaic' [Gleann Liathdail/Glen Liadale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying story which tells how only a MacIosag [MacIsaac] ever dared to visit the glen until this rhyme was composed.
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Is fearr am falt du nam falt donn' collected from Dr Don[ald] [M.] Morrison and accompanying note, which states that the 'carr' referred to in the last part of the poem, 'Chan eil air an fholt rua ach gur fhearr e bhi shuas na charr', is the 'dry broken condition of the heads of children' rather than the 'slime like soap and saltwater' on the child's head when it is born.
Dates: 20 August 1887
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Is mithich domhsa dusga[dh]' composed by Seumas Shaw [James Shaw], 'bard Lochnaneala' [Bàrd Thighearna Loch nan Eala] when he saw the Duke of Argyll in Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 23 June 1885
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'La dhomhs' sinn siubhal fasaich', La dhomh dol thun na h-airi[dh]'. The poem consists of five lines.