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Songs

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

Found in 6 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,...

Song about Uamh-an-Oir, accompanying story and notes, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/42
Scope and Contents Song about Uamh-an-Oir probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'Na minn bheaga na minn bheaga/theaga, Dol eir creagan dol sna creag' composed of thirteen lines. Uamh-an-Oir is described as starting at Cliata cliff and going under Barra to Gearragaal east of Orasay [Uamh an Òir, Cliaid, Orasaigh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how five men went into the cave with dogs but only the dogs returned and they were hairless. 'The smith of Loch...

Song beginning 'Thig an trius eir fheara', 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/18
Scope and Contents Song collected from Marion MacNeil, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Thig an trius eir fheara, Thig ort pair mhath phiosta'. The song is composed of twelve lines, has a number of amendments and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note states that the song was said to have been composed by a daughter of MacLean of Bororay [Boraraigh/Boreray] to Ruary an Tairtair [Roderick MacNeil].

Song entitled 'Clann a' Phiocair' and accompanying note, 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/17
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Clann a' Phiocair' collected from Mor nin Iain ic Dhonil bhain [Marion MacNeil], Gleann [Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Fhir mhoir a shliabh a Chuilinn, S gort orm fhein chinn domh buill'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, some of which have been amended. The text has been scored through in ink as if to indicate that it has been transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note reads, 'Comp[osed] to Clann Dhonil Herraich - Clann a Phioc[air]'.

Song entitled 'Oran gaoil do Mhuracha mac Fhearchair Thiristich le a leannan', 21 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/20
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran gaoil do Mhuracha mac Fhearchair Thiristich le a leannan' collected from Marion MacNeil, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'A Mhur[achaidh] bhig nan gorm shuil greann, B fhear[r] liom na bo laoi[gh] s da ghamhnaich'. The song is composed of sixty-eight lines and contains some amendments in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink with a note written transversely across it which reads, 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Song entitled 'Rinn mi n Cadal' and accompanying note, 21 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/19
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Rinn mi n Cadal' collected from Marion MacNeil, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Rinn mi n cadal an cadal, Rinn mi n cadal trom dlu leat'. The song is composed of twenty three lines and is described as 'Oran Si[th] te ga lean[nan] Si[th]'. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely in ink across it reads, 'Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.