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Songs

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

Found in 439 Collections and/or Records:

Lullaby entitled 'Tri Talaidhean na h-Alba', 10 March 1869 to 6 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/19
Scope and Contents Lullaby entitled 'Tri Talaidhean na h-Alba' [or Bràigh Loch Iall] beginning 'O bha ho na aoir i u o i ', probably collected from Peigi Robastan nean Alastair 'Ic Aulai [Peggy Robertson], Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song contains twenty-three lines. The text has been scored through and a note reads 'Transcribed May 6 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Milking song, 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/8
Scope and Contents Milking song entitled 'Tuladh a Chruidh' beginning 'Bi buar shiod eir na h aighean laoi so' probably collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The song is composed of thirteen lines with the first three being arranged in a separate stanza to the remaining ten. The text has been scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.

Milking song beginning 'Till an crodh', June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/97
Scope and Contents Milking song probably collected on Ìle/Islay beginning 'Till an crodh, Till an crodh laoch' [crodh laoigh].

Note about Caisteal Bheagram and accompanying song, 27 March 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/39
Scope and Contents Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its condition, position and composition. A fragment of a song is included beginning 'Thainic slauri dhu a nuas' and the title of another song [possibly the same song] 'Tha pairt an Eilean Bheagram dhiu', which Carmichael notes as being 'included in Carruther's edition of Boswells Tour'. He also notes that Clanranald seem to have lived in the castle before they went to Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] '& some...

Note about the bird 'Balaire-bothan' [white-breasted cormorant] and fragment of a song, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/33
Scope and Contents Note about the bird 'Balaire-bothan' [white-breasted cormorant] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Balaire-bothan larger than sgart [scart] - white spot on thigh'. Also includes a fragment of a song beginning 'Deoch do dh iarr balair bothair'.

Note about the composer of 'Oran an Fheidh', June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/191
Scope and Contents Note that 'Angus Macinnes Aonas Òg Arasaig' [Angus MacInnes, Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] composed the song 'Oran an Fheidh'.

Note about waulking songs, 7 August 1886

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/18
Scope and Contents Note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about waulking songs describing how six women work at fulling the cloth, one woman sings and the rest sing the chorus. 'No song must be sang (sic) twice or else it [takes] back the cloth.' There are also fragments of lines from waulking songs.

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...

Notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1856-1880

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW109
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...

Notebook of songs belonging to Alexander Carmichael, nd

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW152
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the transcriptions of thirty-six songs, all of which are listed on contents pages, giving their title or first line. Some of the songs have a note about their origin or background but do not indicate Carmichael's source for them.