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Naidheachd mun bhàrd Dòmhnall MacCudhain., March 1953

Track ID : 2647

Biographical anecdote about the bard Dòmhnall MacCudhain. Dòmhnall MacCudhain was very sharp-witted. A man at the Portree fair once commented to him on a queer looking cow: "Nach e a' bhò ud a tha...

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Bàthadh na Duibh-sgeir, 12 February 1953

Track ID : 2667

The contributor tells of a boat that was wrecked on a rock called Dubh-sgeir, behind Rubha nam Bràithrean. All those on board were lost. Two women had dreams in which they were told where to find t...

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Boireannach a rinn corp-crèadha den uachdaran., 12 February 1953

Track ID : 2683

A woman made an effigy of the landowner. The contributor explains that a clay effigy could only be made by women, and then only in the presence of a man. He recounts the story of some women who ma...

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Chaidh balach air chall an dèidh dha sgeulachd innse mu thrì..., 17 October 1957

Track ID : 79571

A boy went missing after telling a story about three witches whom he knew. A boy looking for sheep got caught in heavy rain and took shelter in a sheiling overnight. He lay down to sleep and three...

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Uilleam Ros agus Mòr Ros., 11 March 1953

Track ID : 7994

William Ross and Mòr Ross. The contributor has heard the following in Canada as well as Scotland. William Ross met Mòr Ross at a concert in Stornoway while accompanying his father, a travelling me...

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Coin a' dìon fear aig Àirigh an Easain., 12 March 1953

Track ID : 74705

Dogs protecting a man at Àirigh an Easain. It was said that a travelling salesman was killed at a place near Ùig called Airigh an Easain. Strange sounds would often be heard there. People would no...

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An sagart a thàinig air ais bho na mairbh., 12 March 1953

Track ID : 74710

The priest who came back from the dead. Two priests in Trotternish made a pact that whoever died first would come back and tell the other what the next world was like. Eventually one died and, whe...

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Chaidh nighean gu bana-bhuidseach feuch an cuireadh i stad a..., 17 October 1957

Track ID : 79572

A girl went to a witch to try and stop a wedding. A girl who was in love with a man who was about to be married went to a witch for a spell to put a stop to the wedding. On the day of the wedding,...

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Saobh-chràbhaidhean nan Gàidheal co-cheangailte ri eòin., 28 May 1956

Track ID : 70552

Fieldworkers : Ross, James (406)

Bird superstitions in the Highlands and Islands. The contributor gives an account of some of the superstitions regarding birds, to which the Highlanders gave credence at one time. There are exampl...

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Ailean sgliathach, sgrothach., October 1977

Track ID : 71019

Ailean sgliathach, sgrothach. The contributor tells of a Lewis minister, Allan MacKenzie, who was described by an Uig person as 'Ailean sgliathach, sgrothach'. He gives the definition of the two w...

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