Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Tuaireasgeul Mor' describing the tuairsisgeul as 'a wonderful tale'. It is described as a story which would take a good reciter 'seven winter long nights from beul na hoiche dusk to Goirm choilleach cock-crowing to repeat it in full.' The best reciter was deemed to be Domhnull Ban Dughallach [Donald MacDougall] who was a famous piper of the MacCrimmon school. His son John, a skipper on a Clyde steamer, 'who left...
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Heigir or Eigir' describing the term as being commonly used amongst old highlanders and 'often used as a nick-name ofr hald grown boys, having a pale looking face long thin bones and bent inwards casan cuiladh or cuile.' He describes how it is pronounced in different parts of Gaelic-speaking Scotland with examples of expressions. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.