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Songs

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

Found in 9 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,...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...

Song beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/11
Scope and Contents Song collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro, Na nam faite Seathain ri fhuasgla[dh]' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann] composed of fifteen lines. The story tells how the song was composed by an aunt of MacLeod of Harris to MacNeill Dhun an t-Sleibh [Dùn an t-Sleibh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], her husband. She alleged that a priest had tried to take advantage of her in the confessional the response to which was that the priest...

Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' [The Silver Whistle] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Co sheineas an fhideag airgead, Hi uill uill o'. The song is composed of twelve lines and the text has been scored through in ink. Written transversely across the text in ink is ''B[ook] p[age] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]' while written transveresely in pencil is 'Mor nin Iain ic Dhonuil bhain'. The accompanying...

Song entitled 'Comhail Fhinn Eir Oscar' and accompanying note, 14 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/7
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Comhail Fhinn Eir Oscar' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breuvaig, Barrai[dh] [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thuirt an righ, Oscair a righ nan og flath.' The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying note states that MacPhee heard this from 'Neal Mac Aonais [Neil Mac Innes] an Cille Bharra coitear. He was a capital reciter. This man's father was the best reciter and piper of his day.'

Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' and accompanying story, 14 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/6
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' [Lay of Dearg] and accompanying story Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breubhaig, Barraidh [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Airis dhuinn Oisein dhamach, A mhic Fh[inn] shuairce sho-ghradhaire' and composed of a hundred and forty four lines. The text is written in ink but written transversely across the first page in pencil is 'Transcribed April 30 1869'. MacPhee states that he heard the song from 'Eachun mac Neil [Hector MacNeil] a...

Song entitled 'Laoi a Choin Dui' and accompanying note, 14 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/8
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi a Choin Dui' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Air bhi dhuinn la sa bheinn shelig, B ainmig leinn a bhi gun coin'. The song is composed of sixty two lines. An accompanying note states that he head the song 'from the Dall mor Eoligearry' [Eòlaigearraidh/Eoligarry].

Song entitled 'Laoi Chlann Uisne' and accompanying note, 15 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Chlann Uisne' collected from Donul Mac a Bhi [Donald MacPhee], smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'A Chlann Uisne nan each geala, Sibh a tir nam fear fuil[each]' and composed of one hundred and fifty nine lines. The accompanying note written transversely over some of the text reads 'Copy sent the Rev Mr Clerk Killmallie Oct[ober] 11th 1867 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] another copy sent him Jan[uary] 6th 1869 A[lexander] C[armichael].' MacPhee...

Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' and accompanying note and vocabulary note, 14 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/9
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Mhanuis' or 'Corag Fhinn us Mhanuis' [Comhrag Fheinn agus Mhanuis] Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Ga be biodh [leime] laoidh, Eir an traigh tha siar fo dheas.' It is composed of one hundred and seventy six lines, some of which have been written transversely over the top of other text. MacPhee states that he heard the song from Iain mac Fhearchair or Iain Johnson ' A little old man who lived at Cille Bhara...