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Songs

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

Found in 13 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,...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...

Song beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi', 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/62
Scope and Contents Song collected from Anna nic a Phi [Anna MacPhie or MacPhee], daughter of of Angus son of old Donald MacPhie, aged 22 years, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi, Nail i bho ho, Ghrian so g' eiridh' [Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm or Donald Gorm's Lullaby]. The song is composed of seventy-three lines and contains a number of amendments or annotations. The accompanying story tells how Carmichael got an 'ord bhairneach' from Anna's father, which he...

Song beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal an sgail' and accompanying story, 18 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/140
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Ruari Saor [Roderick MacDonald] beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal[ach] an sgail, Far na thuit an damh donn' and accompanying story stating that the song was sung by bean Ghilleaspa dhui nian mhic ic Ailein [bean Ghilleasbuig Dhuibh, nighean Mhic 'ic Ailein]. It was said that Gilleasbuig Dubh had no family but killed one brother in Paible [Paibeil, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and then went to see his other brother Mac Onail in Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean...

Song entitled 'Donl Gorm' and accompanying story about Cailleach Corunna, 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/68
Scope and Contents Song entitled Donl Gorm [Dòmhnall Gorm] collected from Mary Ferguson, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'Naille bho i, Ar liom gra hi naile bho i'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines and is noted as being composed by Domhnall Gorm's 'Muim altrom' or nurse. Mary states that she heard the song from her mother who had 'a large number of songs and lays of gr[ea]t antiquity' and who was known as 'Cailleach Corunna' on account of her many stories relating to Coruna [A...

Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' and accompanying note, 26 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/42
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Donl Gorm Sleibhteach' [Dòmhnall Gorm Shlèibhteach] collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Naill i a bho ho i, A ghrian si g eiridh'. The song is composed of sixty one lines which bear amendments and annotations in pencil. The accompanying note states that each stanza of the song should be sung four times. The informant heard this song and 'Mhic Iain Mhuideartaich Na Feill' [see previous...

Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' and accompanying note, 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/93
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' [Oran do Dhòmhnull Ghorm Òg Shleibhte le Mhuime] collected from Mairead nin Aonais Duinn Dhonullach [Mairead nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnallach or Margaret MacDonald], 'close up 80 [years of age]', Malacleit [Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Naile bho hi, Nail triall [bheinn gun rumhaire]'. The song is composed of fifty-three lines, four of which were added after a short note about the singer, and has some gaps and deletions.The text has been scored...