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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...

List of songs and stories including a cure and rhyme, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/129
Scope and Contents List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.

Song beginning 'Bhì le bhì le, Ho bhilean ho bhò ', 30 March 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/41
Scope and Contents Waulking song beginning 'Bhì le bhì le, Ho bhilean ho bhò ' collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phàdruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas]. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne', 30 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/39
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Ighne' [Laoidh na h-Inghinne] collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'Fhuair mi lean[nan] an chaideil, 'S mi gail fad am urnuigh'. The song is composed of forty lines and preceded and succeeded by the story behind it. The text of the song has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Innge' and accompanying story, 16 September 1890

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi na h-Innge' collected from Iain MacPhadruig [Iain mac Phàdraig or John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 16 September 1890 beginning 'Fhuair mo lean[nan] mi n chadail, S mi ga[bha]il fad am muigh'. The song is composed of twenty-three lines. The accompanying story tells how a gentleman's daughter fell in love with a poor man's son but were not allowed to marry so they eloped. A reward was offered for her return. Her lover brought her home...

Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/123
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' [MacMhuirich and the Beast] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich found a small creature and took it home. The creature's mother, a fearful beast came looking for her young. MacMhuirich threatened her and said that he would not give it back to her unless he built a bridge or causeway from him so that he could get to Lainginis [Langinish]. The beast...

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/128
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...

Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin', c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/35
Scope and Contents Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staolagearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The first story tells how a woman had boiled a seal and thrown its bones on the midden whereupon an big, old, grey woman appaered and sang a song beginning, 'Spog Finaghala spog spaidrich', the song being composed of three lines. The second story tells how another man had killed a seal...

Waulking song beginning 'B'e sid an leana ainmeil', 30 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/40
Scope and Contents Waulking song beginning 'B'e sid an leana ainmeil, Hu ri hill hi riun' collected from John Macinnes, Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas]. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines. A couple of words have been inserted using a different pencil. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.