Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Song about Uamh-an-Oir probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'Na minn bheaga na minn bheaga/theaga, Dol eir creagan dol sna creag' composed of thirteen lines. Uamh-an-Oir is described as starting at Cliata cliff and going under Barra to Gearragaal east of Orasay [Uamh an Òir, Cliaid, Orasaigh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how five men went into the cave with dogs but only the dogs returned and they were hairless. 'The smith of Loch...
Song beginning 'Gum bean Dia tai mor Thunga' and accomapnying note and vocabulary note, 22 April 1871
Scope and Contents Song collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil, fisherman, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] beginning 'Gum bean Dia tai mor Thunga, S fhad a chualas' [Taigh Mòr Thunga]. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines. MacNeil states that he heard the story from his father who heard it while he was in America. The vocabulary note reads 'Fosrachadh = Geamhrachadh [aruidh] Sgitheal = a Bothy'.
Dates: 22 April 1871
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for Lùthar and sketch probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'A Luthar makes a dread[ful] sound pre[vious] to a West wind. It indic[ates] a gale of West wind.' The sketch shows the shape of the Lùthar.
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note, probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which reads 'Stèireadh = Killing birds at the top of a rock with a long stick like a stone fishing rod.'