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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority of...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

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 entitled 'An Saibhir Sanntach' and accompanying note, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/31
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Saibhir Sanntach' [An Saoibhir Sanntach, The Greedy Rich Man] probably collected from Mòr Maclean [née MacNeil, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barraigh] beginning 'Is olc an saib[hir] sannt[ach], Nach eir dha fheum mo ghanntair'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, which initially are set out in four-line stanzas but towards the end the format of the text is less distinct.The accompanying note tells how the song was sung by a lonely weaver woman in Uist [Uibhist] after a...

Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic an Toisich', 25 September 1872 and 4 January 1876

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/126
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic an Toisich' [Cumha Mhic an Tòisich or MacIntosh's Lament] collected from Mor Nic Neil, daughter of Alexander MacNeil, Ceantang[abhal] [Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning ''S mise bhean mhul[adach] giulan a churaic'. The song is composed of sixty-five lines, mostly set out as four line stanzas. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely across the first page of text reads 'Sent to the Highlander 4th...

Song entitled 'Is Mise Bhean Bhoc' or 'Oran Iain oig Mhic 'Ic Neill Bharraich', 2 December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/8
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Is Mise Bhean Bhoc' or 'Oran Iain oig Mhic 'Ic Neill Bharraich' collected from Mor NicNeill nighean Alastair 'Ic Neill - Alastair mac Ruarai bhain [Mor MacNeil] Ceanntangbhal, Barraidh [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'Ho ro ho eile ho i o hu o, Ho hi o hu o, Is mise bhean bhoc, Th'air mo chreachadh'.

Song entitled 'Mac 'Ic ailean' and accompanying note, 2 December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/9
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac 'Ic ailean' collected from Mor Nic Neill nighean Alastair Mhic neill [Mor MacNeil], cottar, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'M' ulai 'us m uaill, Ho hi o ho horo ghealla'. The note states that the song was said to have been composed by Mac 'ic Ailean's wife, a daughter of MacLeod of Harris to Clanranald when they had become estranged.

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1865-1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing mainly Fenian songs and cattle charms. Most of the charms relate to cattle and working in the dairy and so are recited for the protection and healing of cattle, although there are some charms for protecting and healing people as well. A number of the charms include the use of medicinal plants, for which there is additional vocabulary. Carmichael also includes charms and customs for predicting marriage partners. Almost all of...