Card funeral sheet celebrating the life of Neil Brownlie, Barrapol (1925-2015), with a colour photograph of Neil and his dog on the front, and lyrics for two hymns inside (Morning has Broken; The Lord’s My Shepherd). The service was held at Falkirk Crematorium in January 2015. Neil wrote many stories, songs and articles about Gaelic culture and history.
Book `Càth anns a` Ghaoith` by Niall M Brownlie, 2013
Softback book of short stories in Gaelic, some from the oral tradition of Tiree and some fiction written by Niall Brownlie of Barrapol himself.
Audio cassette recording of a radio interview with Niall Brownlie
Jimmy MacGregor (BBC Radio Scotland?) interviews Niall Brownlie, Barrapol, about Tiree prophets and witchcraft.
Five folders of text for Tiree Place Names by Niall Brownlie
Five A4 pocket folders and four 3 1/2 inch floppy disks of texts for Tiree place name derivations by Niall Brownlie, ca 2005.
CD of songs and poems by Niall Brownlie, Barrapol
Copied CD of 14 Gaelic songs and the poem “My Beloved Island (of Tiree)” in English. All composed by Niall Brownlie of Barrapol (b. 1929), performed by various artists. Probably recorded between 1980 and 2000.
CD “Home to Argyll with Ethel MacCallum”
CD of songs, music, singing and spoken words by Ethel MacCallum who was evacuated to Tiree as a child during the 2nd World War. Includes a song entitled “Goirtean Dòmhnaill (Barapol)”, and works by Niall Brownlie and Cathy Thomson amongst others.
Newspaper article, 1986, “Of seers, witches and ghosts” about 19th century seer John MacLean
Original and photocopy of a newspaper article by Niall M. Brownlie, Barrapol, about John MacLean, Ruaig & Hough, a well known 19th century `seer` of the future who foresaw the first and second world wars, the arrival of the RAF on Tiree, the division of farms into crofts and the disappearance of townships behind Ben Hough (which were buried by wind-blown sand?).
Lyrics for song “The Song of the Stones” in Gaelic and English by Niall M. Brownlie, 2000
Lyrics for the song “Eachdraidh ar n-Eilean – The Song of the Stones” by Niall M. Brownlie, 2000. Lyrics in Gaelic on one side of the sheet, and in English on the reverse.
Photocopy of `Tales from Tiree` by Niall Brownlie from an unknown publication.
Some Tiree tales retold by Niall Brownlie.