Hardback book ‘Leabhar Laoidhean’, 1906. Gaelic hymns printed for St. Columba Parish Church Glasgow. Donation label ‘Donated to Tiree High School Library by Mabel MacArthur’.
Hardback book ‘Transactions of The Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume XVII, 1890-91’, 1892. See ‘Sgoil nan eun, no, mac an fhucadair’ tale by John Gregorson Campbell. (Page 58) Donation label ‘Tiree High School: This book was donated by Gordon D. Donald’.
Scanned copy of the lyrics to a Gaelic song by Edward Pursell in the 1930s: ‘An Dannsa ‘bha ‘san Oban’ about a dance in Oban, which were “Words to Campbeltown Gaelic Choir for choral use only.”
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Book ‘Òrain an Eòrna – Songs of the Barley’, 2012. Collection of 20 of Tiree’s favourite traditional Gaelic songs from the island, with musical score, English translation and notes about each song. Includes titles: Am falbh thu leam, a Ribhinn Oig?; Lag nan Cruachan; Oran Mhanitoba; Air madainn Diardaoin thug mi cul ris a’ Chaolas; A Chaluim Bhig; Hi horo ‘s na horo eile; An tir isoal lurach; Fagail braigh Bhalla; Tir a’ mhurain; Tha mi fo smuairean air moch Diluain; Deoch-slainte nan cairdean a dh’fhag sinn air tir; Oganaich an oir-fhuilt bhuidhe; A’ chailin mhaiseach dhonn; ‘S e Tiriodh an t-Eilean as boidhche fon ghrein; O, seinnidh mi mo dhuanag; Mnathan a’ bhail’ againn; Pilot; Bidh mi nis a’ toiseachadh; Mo nighean donn a Cornaig; Thogainn fonn fun bhi trom.
Three handwritten Gaelic songs/poems by Rev Hector Cameron, Cornaigmore, around 1920. The first lin/title of each is (1) Air faillirinn o, ‘sna ho orinn o (title – Fear a’ bhata?), (2) Nach aithne shuit fhein?, (3) title – Naire graibh.
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Handwritten letter from Rev. Hector Cameron, Cornaigmore, to his daughter Edith around 1920 about his translation into English of a Gaelic song beginning ‘Fair my dear, my Highland laddie’, which he wrote on the reverse of the sheet. Includes some other news.
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Softback book ‘Eilean Uaine Thiriodh / The Green Isle of Tiree’ by Margaret Bennett and Eric Rose, 2014. Signed “Presented to An Iodhalnn by Ethel MacCallum, May 2015”, it is a biography of Ethel MacCallum who, in 1942, was evacuated from an orphanage in Glasgow to the Island of Tiree. She became fluent in Gaelic and, with her natural gift for music and song, was encouraged to write her own compositions. The book includes some of her original work on a CD.
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.
Softback book ‘Eilean Uaine Thiriodh’ by Margaret Bennett and Eric Rose, 2014. ‘The Green Isle of Tiree’ is a biography of Ethel MacCallum who, in 1942, was evacuated from an orphanage in Glasgow to the Island of Tiree. She became fluent in Gaelic and, with her natural gift for music and song, was encouraged to write her own compositions. The book includes some of her original work on a CD.