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Songs

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Song beginning 'An Cailain Og o Stiuraibh i', 12 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/85
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris beginning 'An Cailain Og o Stiuraibh i, S gara an oi[dh]che noc[hd] rim thao[bh]'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely over the initial lines reads 'Transcribed Friday night 11/11 1870 Book No 3 page 101 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].' The accompanying story tells how it was composed by Iain mac Mhic Mhurchai Leois...

Song beginning 'Horo hugo hugo' and accompanying note, 12 July 1870 and 10 December 1882

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/83
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Tao-tua Harris [Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Horo hugo hugo, [Don theid rudire dhol]' [Am Bròn Binn]. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines but it appears to be incomplete as a fifty-ninth line has been started but not finished. The text has been scored through in ink and a transverse note reads 'Transcribed Book III page 232 10 Dec[embe]r 1882 A[lexander] C[armichael].' The accompanying note states that Mary...

Song beginning 'Ille bhig Ilabhig hugaich o', 12 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/84
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris beginning 'Ille bhig Ilabhig hugaich o, Ruiraich o hugaich o'. The song is composed of twenty-seven lines and the text has been scored through in ink with the following text written transversely across it 'Transcribed into MS No II Page 123 30 Sep[tember]'. Written transversely next to the text is 'Oran Sì' [Òran Sìth or Fairy Song].

Song beginning 'Teich as an rathad a Charist', 12 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/86
Scope and Contents Song collected from Mary MacRae, aged 95 years, Taobh Tuath/Northton, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, beginning 'Teich as an rathad a Charist[iona], Tha nan eir a thi ta mi'. The song is composed of thirty two lines, some of which appear to be incomplete.

Song entitled 'Iain Garbh', 4 April 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/18
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Iain Garbh' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatar, Na h-Erradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Gur a mise tha bronach gun ri leughadh a leo'rach'. Mary states that she is 'close upon 100 years old'.

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...