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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Song entitled 'Am bun a chrui', 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/81
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Am bun a' chrui' beginning 'Am bun a chrui cha chaid[il] mi', probably collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. This song is about a maiden wooed by a fairy lover.

Song entitled 'Laoi Na Ceardoch', 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/80
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Na Ceardoch' ('Duan na Ceardach') beginning 'La dhuin eig slia Luach Le'on' collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druim a' Bhuic, Glencreran [Druimavuic, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Story about a wife stolen by the fairies, 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/82
Scope and Contents Story about a wife stolen by the fairies probably collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In the story, the man, from Blar nan Laogh, Ach-nan-Con, Appin [Bàr nan Laogh, Achnacone, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drags his wife by the ankle through a fire and discovers, as he suspected, that the fairies had replaced her with the trunk of an oak tree 'black stoc daraich'. The story states that the fairies are keen to take women for...

Story about healing from Tobar Churralain, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/84
Scope and Contents Story possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the burning of saints' images on a Sunday by the sons of Campbell of Airds, Stewart of Appin and Stewart of Invernahyle, all local men. The son of Campbell of Airds became thirsty but his father would not let him drink as a punishment so his servant went and got him water from Tobar Churralain [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] ‘on which he went better’. Curalan/St Cyril appeared...

Story about praying to Cuirralain for healing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/83
Scope and Contents Story about the burning of the wooden holy images or statues [of saints Columba, Moluag and Cyril/Curalan] by local young men possibly collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. An old woman at Leitir-ru-Altain [Letterwalton, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] called out to Cuirralain [Curalan/St Cyril] and he appeared before her and said, 'Mas duil leat an duine sin cuimich a lamh.' The woman took the breid (kertch) from her head and bound the...