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Songs

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
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,...

Song entitled 'Chraobh an Iuir oho', 6 September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/113
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Chraobh an Iuir oho' collected from Maireread Dhonullach [Margaret MacDonald], Malcleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'Och S Goirt liom na greim an t searagain, Mo chiad lean[abh] bhi gam fhagail'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines. Some amendment have been made to the text in pencil and it has been scored through in ink wth the following written transversely over the first page of text, 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book III page 238.'

Song entitled 'Iollairean us o ro i', 10 February 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/75
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Iollairean us o ro i' [Am Bròn Binn or The Sweet Sorrow] collected from Margaret MacDonald, aged 79 years, Gearraidh Iain, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uis, beginning 'Thuirt ri Sola ri Ri Fial, Gu h iarr dhuit'. The song is composed of ninety-six lines, some of which are incomplete and some of which have been annotated. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' and accompanying note, 10 February 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/74
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' collected from Mairead Donullach [Margaret MacDonald], aged 79 years, Gearrai iain, Malacleit, N[orth] Uist [Gearraidh Iain, Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Na nead an eoin bhinnich, Bha [th]u innis na Ruai'. The song is composed of fifty lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note describes Mairead as 'A poor old woman in a hut who had been at service in Vallay [Bhàlaigh] for a long time...