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Songs

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

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...

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 'Ailein Duinn shiulain leat' and accompanying story, 7 August 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/5
Scope and Contents Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her...

Song beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil Iosaig', 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/49
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil[ean] Iosaig, Far du rinn MacLeo[i]d a dhinteir'. The song is composed of ten lines and contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] 16 June 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Song beginning 'Thoir am bain[ne] bho dhonn', c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/19
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Thoir am bain[ne] bho dhonn, Thoir e gu trom s gu torrach' [Taladh na Banachaig or The Milkmaid's Lullaby] probably collected in Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. Text has been written over with 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] II p[age] 166 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 8 Oct 1875'. [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Song entitled 'A Ruaraidh A Ruaraidh', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/7
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'A Ruaraidh A Ruaraidh' beginning 'A Ruaraidh a Ruaraidh a Ruaraidh ghaolach, Hò ro nàilibh hì hò'. The song is composed of twenty-eight lines arranged into six verses of four lines each and a chorus. Annotations have been made to the text in pencil and in ink.

Song entitled 'An Ridire Leoid', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/28
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Ridire Leoid' beginning 'La bha Ridire Leoid, An criochan Lochlann nan ceol caon'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines, arranged as fifteen verses of four lines each, although the fifth verse has two lines missing. An introductory note reads 'Mar a thainig Leod a Lochlann gu Albain' [How Leod came from Norway/Scandinavia to Scotland].

Song entitled 'Mhic Leoid Oig Dhunbheagan', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/10
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mhic Leoid Oig Dhunbheagan', the first verse beginning 'Mhicleoid Dhunbheagain, Nam pioban 's nam feadan'. The song is composed of forty lines, arranged as nine verses of four lines each and a chorus of four lines. The text is annotated in pencil and in ink, mostly giving alternative words separated by an oblique from the first word used.

Song entitled 'Reubadh Na Mara' and accompanying note, nd

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/12
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Reubadh Na Mara' beginning 'Hug am bata na caoil oirn, Hò rò hì iù o'. The song is composed of forty lines arranged as six verses of four lines each, five verses of couplets and a chorus. An accompanying note reads 'These may have been composed by a fugitive from battle'.