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Songs

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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Oran Sith' and accompanying story, 21 December 1885

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/57
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Sith' collected from Donald MacDonald, crofter, Griminish, Benbecula [Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'A Mhor a Mhor till ri d' mhacan'. The accompanying tale tells how Moire met a fairy who seemed to know her baby. She talked to the fairy and then left her baby and went and hid to spy on them and this is the song she heard the father sing. Additions have been made to the text in both ink and pencil

Song entitled 'Port Dho'null Mhoir 'ic Raoil Na Ceapaich' and accompanying story, 10 September 1885

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/33
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Port Dho'null Mhoir 'ic Raoil Na Ceapaich' collected from Donald MacDonald, crofter, Griminish, Benbecula [Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla] beginning 'Marchaibh (Marsaibh?) gu h-eutrom, Togaibhidh air fraochaibh ri'. The accompanying story which tells how Donll [Domhnall] Mor Mac Raoil [Raghnaill] went to ask MacIntosh's daughter to marry him and he took twelve men with him. En route he met MacIntosh returning with a 'creach' [loot] which had been stolen from him so MacDonald offered...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...