Tiree Annual / Bliadhnail Thiriodh 2014. Annual magazine of history and nature articles, the year’s births, marriages & deaths, summary of achievements of Tiree Community Development Trust. Compiled by Simon Wellock on behalf of Tiree Community Business.
Softback book ‘Sreathan anns a’ Ghainmhich – bàrdachd, duanagan is òrain’ le Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2017. ‘Lines in the Sand’ is a collection of 136 poetry, rhymes and songs written by Professor Emeritus Donald E Meek (Falkirk and Caoles), inspired by the people and places of Tiree. 266 pages entirely in Gaelic.
DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985), Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.
CD ‘Sguaban à Tìr and Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree’, Scottish Tradition Series no. 27, School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University, 2016. A collection of 29 tunes, songs, poems, hymns and other recordings in Gaelic and English. Includes a booklet edited by Margaret A MacKay and Donald E Meek. Compiled for A’ Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming 2016.
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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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