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Songs

 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' and accompanying note, 16 February 1866 to 4 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/7
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Boradh, Barra [Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], composed of thirty-six stanzas of four lines each. The first verse begins 'Ailis dhuinn Oisein dhanaich, Mhic Fhinn shuaicne o righ ghradhiach'. An accompanying note states '948 since this came to Barra by the Lees na Liasaich'. A pencil calculation above indicates that '948' refers to the 948 AD. Written transversely on folio 24r is 'Transcribed...

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiarmaid', 16 February 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/6
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiarmaid' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of twenty-four stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'Eisdeibh beag mas aill leibh laoi, Air a mhuinntir a dh-falbh uainn'. A transverse note on folio 21v reads 'Transcribed'.

Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' and accompanying note, 15 January 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/5
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of forty-nine stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'La dha'n Fhinn air tulach Oirill, Gaurac Eirinn mu tiomchioll'. The accompanying note explains how the Muireartach was Rìgh Lochlann's [King of Norway] nurse and the wife of Lon Mhic, the Lochlann's chief blacksmith, who made Fionn's sword. The song was composed for making the...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....