Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:
Prayer beginning 'Guidheam Peadar gui'eam Pol' probably collected from Mary MacRae, Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Harris on 4 April 1876. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Prayer entitled 'Urnuigh Mhara Chlann Leoid' beginning 'Mi tha comhnadh 's na h ardaibh shuas, Cobhair oirnne s an doimhne shios'. The prayer contains ten lines, arranged into three verses of four lines each although the first two lines of the third verse are missing here and represented with dots.
Song beginning ['Gur beag mo dhu[i]l aire'] about a warrior and accompanying story. The song is noted as being sung by two [fairy] women on two sides of Gleann-chnabhadail [Gleann Crabhadail/Glen Cravadale, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and was heard by Muracha mac Ruari [Murdo [MacRury]]. The chorus suggests it is a waulking song. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris beginning 'Ille bhig Ilabhig hugaich o, Ruiraich o hugaich o'. The song is composed of twenty-seven lines and the text has been scored through in ink with the following text written transversely across it 'Transcribed into MS No II Page 123 30 Sep[tember]'. Written transversely next to the text is 'Oran Sì' [Òran Sìth or Fairy Song].
Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, beginning 'Teich as an rathad a Charist[iona], Tha nan eir a thi ta mi'. The song is composed of thirty two lines, some of which appear to be incomplete.