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Songs

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

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Fragment of a song beginning 'Air fairi e guiri ach grulan', 5 April 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/52
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Air fairi e guiri ach grulan, Buiean uallach tha aig iallai' probably collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of eight lines.

Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir', c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/81
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there were...

Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' and accompanying notes, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/76
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' collected from Eachun MacCiseig [Hector MacIsaac, joiner, Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic 's e thuirt a Righ, Oscair a righ nan ard ghlath'. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has an annotation in pencil. The background to the song is given telling how Fionn expected to hand over his kingdom to Oscar, when he died if he killed Caibre Ruadh an Eirinn. The comhairle or conversation takes place after a...

Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' and accompanying notes, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/75
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' collected from Eachun Mac Ciseig [Hector MacIsaac], joiner, Aird-mhor, Iocar, Uist d{eas] [Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 21 July 1865 beginning 'Moladh air ard aigne Ghoill, Fear cogaidh Fhinn'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. MacIsaac states that he heard the song from Ruaraidh (ruadh) Domhnullach [Roderick MacDonald] at Clachan-a-ghloip [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The notes give the background to the song telling...

Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis' and accompanying song, 4 April 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/34
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis', collected from Hector MacIosaig, Keanlangvat [Ceannlangabhat, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] - story of MacMhuirich and small animal and keeping it until mother has performed tasks for him

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...

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'....