Associated People: MacLean, Mr John, Balemartine (1827 - 1895)

2017.66.5

CD of 10 Tiree tales from the Dewar Manuscripts (1866) in Gaelic and English, which are held in Inveraray Archives. Story titles: Big Jura John, Big Jura John and the Irish Earl, Gift of Tiree to MacLean by MacDonald of the Isles, The Laird of Callart and the Tenants of Tiree, John Campbell of Barranacarragh in Tiree, Donald of the Sound, Finlay Guibhneach, The Tiree Wrestlers – Malcom Clerk and Donald MacDougall, Grey and Shaw, Traditions about the Island of Tiree and Mull.

Includes photocopied pages of MacLean’s English translation (1881) of the Tiree tales, a printed summary of the tales prepared by the archivist, a letter regarding their use, and a copy of the license agreement between An Iodhlann and Argyll Estates.

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2000.61.15

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.

2000.61.41

Mini-disk SA1968/25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.

2000.61.9

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1966-103.

Hector MacLean (Eachann Bàn) repeats a New Year rhyme; Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a satirical song by the Balemartine bard against factors and dukes; Hugh Campbell (Eòghann Nèill) sings a song in praise of Tiree; Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin tells a story about the cooper from Coll and the witches, sings a song about a drowning in Balephuil, talks about the family of Rev. Donald MacDougall, tells stories about the roasting of a witch, a CalMac captain’s lucky escape, the man who married a skull, his grandfather Alasdair Òg and the fairies, a fairy woman milking cows, sings the milking song sung by the fairy woman, talks about a minister’s view of Satan and the fairies, tells a story about fairy milk maids, sings a hunting song, talks about Rob Don MacKay’s schooldays, sings a song about Mac Ruary’s trousers and another about Culloden, tells the story of Iain Lom and the battle of Inverlochy and another about Ailean Dall (blind Alan) and sings a song miscalling Ailean Dall’s wife.

2000.61.35

Mini-disk SA1966/103

Hector MacLean (Eachann Bàn) repeats a New Year rhyme; Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a satirical song by the Balemartine bard against factors and dukes; Hugh Campbell (Eòghann Nèill) sings a song in praise of Tiree; Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin tells a story about the cooper from Coll and the witches, sings a song about a drowning in Balephuil, talks about the family of Rev. Donald MacDougall, tells stories about the roasting of a witch, a CalMac captain’s lucky escape, the man who married a skull, his grandfather Alasdair Òg and the fairies, a fairy woman milking cows, sings the milking song sung by the fairy woman, talks about a minister’s view of Satan and the fairies, tells a story about fairy milk maids, sings a hunting song, talks about Rob Don MacKay’s schooldays, sings a song about Mac Ruary’s trousers and another about Culloden, tells the story of Iain Lom and the battle of Inverlochy and another about Ailean Dall (blind Alan) and sings a song miscalling Ailean Dall’s wife.

2004.198.2

Hardback book `Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover` by Eric R. Cregeen and edited by Margaret Bennett.

Collection of papers by Eric Cregeen recording aspects of the social and cultural history of the West Highlands and Islands.

2004.184.1

Hardback book `Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover` by Eric R. Cregeen edited by Margaret Bennett.

Collection of papers by Eric Cregeen recording aspects of the social and cultural history of the West Highlands and Islands.