Tag Archives: fixed feasts

2001.7.1

Audio cassette recording of the Old New Year Ceilidh in 2001.

Old New Year Ceilidh (Cèilidh na Caillein) held in the Scarinish Hotel on 13th January 2001, introduced by Jessie Gray and featuring the Cornaig Ceilidh Band, Iain MacKinnon and his son Kenneth on the bagpipes, singers Wilma Kennedy, James Macleod of Heylipol and John Campbell of Cornaigbeg, Dr John Holliday and his daughter Sarah on the flute and fiddle, singers Willie MacLean of Balinoe and Bernie Smith of Hynish, step-dancer Wilma Kennedy accompanied by John Holliday on the flute and a vote of thanks from Neil Munn of Middleton.

2001.7.2

Audio cassette recording of the Old New Year Ceilidh in 2001.

Old New Year Ceilidh (Cèilidh na Caillein) held in the Scarinish Hotel on 13th January 2001, introduced by Jessie Gray and featuring the Cornaig Ceilidh Band, Iain MacKinnon and his son Kenneth on the bagpipes, singers Wilma Kennedy, James Macleod of Heylipol and John Campbell of Cornaigbeg, Dr John Holliday and his daughter Sarah on the flute and fiddle, singers Willie MacLean of Balinoe and Bernie Smith of Hynish, step-dancer Wilma Kennedy accompanied by John Holliday on the flute and a vote of thanks from Neil Munn of Middleton.

2004.68.1

Audio cassette recording of Janet MacIntosh of Scarinish talking to Maggie Campbell on 21/5/2004.

Janet MacIntosh of Urvaig talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2004 about her schooldays in Balemartine, her childhood and wartime memories, Sunday customs, her travels round Scotland as a pilgrim, women’s clothing and work, baptisms in Tiree, the 19th century Baptist revival on the Ross of Mull, the Community Council, differences between the east and west of Tiree, self education, second sight and ghost stories, Tiree Bards, the hardness of life in the past with poverty, disease and the death of children; Janet finishes by singing a hymn composed by Neil MacDonald of Kilmoluaig

1997.272.8

Paperback book `Highland Folk Ways` by I. F. Grant.

The sequences of adjustment that have taken place in the lives of Scottish Highland people in response to great social and economic pressures and the tenacity with which the influence of the ancient and distinctive social organisation of the Highlands has persisted. For references to Tiree see pages 16 and 106.

1999.291.4

Comb-bound book `Selected Papers in Folklore` by Margaret Bennett.

A selection of papers by Margaret Bennett: `Balquhidder Revisited: Fairylore in the Scottish Highlands, 1690-1990`; `Plants and People in Oral Tradition: Folklore in the Scottish Highlands`; `Plant Lore in Gaelic Scotland`; `In Sickness and in Health: Traditional and Adopted Medical Practices of Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec`; `Waters of Life and Health: Well-Worshipping in Scotland`; `Gaelic Song in Eastern Canada: Twentieth Century Reflections`; `Musical Traditions of the Scots in Newfoundland; From Kennedy Fraser to the Jimmy Shand Experience in Five Generations`; several extracts from `Tocher`; `Scottish Customs of Christmas and New Year`; `The Pipers` Curiosity`.

2000.199.1

Audio cassette recording of Hugh MacKinnon, Baugh and Angus MacLean, Scarinish talking to Maggie Campbell in 2000.

Hugh MacKinnon of Baugh and Angus MacLean (Aonghas Dhòmhnuill Eòghainn Mhòr) of Scarinish talk to Maggie Campbell in 2000 about the people who used to live in Baugh, the ceilidhs they had at Christmas and New Year, the decline in population, emigration to Canada, the poorhouse, Drs Hunter and Buchanan, farms, horses, other livestock and crops, furniture and house cleaning, the quarry in Baugh, the airport and World War II, the Taeping, sea captains and the changes they’ve seen. Tha Eòghann ’Ic Fhiongain as a’ Bhàgh agus Aonghas Dhòmhnuill Eòghainn Mhòr a Sgairinis a’ bruidhinn ri Magaidh Chaimbeul ann an 2000 mu na daoine a b’ àbhaist a bhi a’ fuireach anns a’ Bàgh, na ceilidhean a bha aca aig àm na Nollaige ’s a’ Bhliadhna Ùr, an dol sìos air àireamh nan daoine, daoine fàgail an dùthaich a’ dhol do Canada, taigh nam bochd, dotairean ’Ic an t-Sealgair agus Bochanan, bailtean-fearainn, eich, beathaichean eile agus bàrr, àirneis agus glanadh taighe, an gairbheal anns a’ Bhàgh, am port-adhair agus an darna cogadh, an Taeping, sgiobairean agus an t-atharrachadh a tha iad air fhaicinn.

1998.282.1

Audio cassette recording of a ceilidh with Maggie Campbell, Neil MacLeod and Murdoch MacDonald in 1998.

Maggie Campbell and Neil MacLeod of Kilmoluaig sing several songs composed by Tiree bards and a love song; Murdoch MacDonald of Kilmoluaig talks about shepherding, harvesting, the spring work on a croft, bulk buying of groceries, sharing barrels of herrings, travelling people, first-footing, home-coming events during the Glasgow fair, barn weddings and blanket washing days.Tha Magaidh Chaimbeul agus Niall MhicLeòid a Cill Moluag a’ seinn iomadach òran air an cur ri chèile aig bàird Thirisdeach agus òran gaoil; Murchadh MhicDhòmhnaill a Cill Moluaig a’ bruidhinn mun obair cìobair, obair foghair, obair an Earraich air a’ chroit, ceannach biadh ann am meudachd, a’ roinn barraille sgadain, na ceàrdan, a’ dol a mach air oidhche na Callaine, cùisean aig àm tighinn dhachaigh re Faidhir Glaschu, bainnsean sàbhail agus làithean nigheadh na plaideachan.